- Dec 10, 2019
He says the Church is obliged to engage situations that touch “open wounds and dramatic human suffering, and which involve the values of ethics, social sciences and faith.”
Estimates hold there are 46 million people around the world who are being bought, sold and treated as slaves, and recent statistics show that the number is not decreasing but sky-rocketing.
If slavery makes you think of the 18th and 19th centuries, think again. Think the 21st Century. Think today. An estimated 27 million people live in slavery today. That’s more than twice the number of men and women taken from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade. In fact, more people live – and too often die – in bondage today than at any
ROME — Marking the United Nations-sponsored International Women’s Day, the Vatican opened its doors for a conference Sunday to ponder the role of women, both those who work at the grassroots fighting poverty and slavery, and those pushing for greater gender equity within the Catholic Church. In the words of
ROME — Pope Francis has appealed for a committed fight against modern slavery, asking youth in particular to play an active role against a booming illegal industry of trafficking in human beings. “Collaborating with this cause is not enough for a Christian,” the pope said in remarks to a Rome
Margery Eagan, the spirituality columnist at The Boston Globe’s Crux website, posed a question about homosexuality in this column. Listening to the reading at Mass last week from Ephesians, Margery heard St. Paul say, “Slaves be obedient to your human masters with fear and trembling.” The priest explained that times