Every Texas has an opportunity to join the fight against human trafficking, whether by educating friends, mentoring vulnerable youth, being a conscious consumer, financially supporting trusted organizations, or reporting suspicious activity. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: Pope Francis says, “Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ.” Please…

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Intercessory Prayer For courage to initiate change in our hypersexualized and consumer-driven culture, to end exploitation of others, we pray to the Lord. For reflection Sex trafficking would simply not be profitable without demand. Sex buyers drive the market for the illegal sex trade. From May 2019 – June 2020, CEASE Texas identified over 1…

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Feb. 8 has been designated by the Vatican and the International Union of Superiors General as a World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action against Human Trafficking. Feb. 8 is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. Eventually taught by Canossian…

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Intercessory Prayer For law enforcement, that God grant them the wisdom to recognize situations of forced labor and sexual slavery, while working to protect its victims and punish its perpetrators, we pray to the Lord. For reflection Victim identification remains a significant challenge to U.S. efforts to prevent trafficking, prosecute perpetrators, and protect. The Texas…

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Intercessory Prayer For survivors of human trafficking, that they might find the support they need to start a new life, we pray to the Lord. For reflection Helping someone escape from slavery is just a first step in their path toward healing. Often the survivor of human trafficking needs a community to support him/her. Victims…

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Intercessory Prayer For children, especially those in our own community, who are vulnerable to human trafficking and slavery, that loving and caring adults may help them find safety and healing, we pray to the Lord. For reflection “It becomes easy for the trafficker to offer his own ‘services’ to the victims, who often do not…

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Intercessory Prayer For the innocents who suffer under the sinful abuse of slavery and for conversion of the utterly lost souls who hold them captive and exploit them, we pray to the Lord. For reflection Human trafficking happens in every community. That means each of us can do something to stop it. As Pope Francis…

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Intercessory Prayer As we begin a week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking, may we be inspired to act in our local communities to support and protect survivors of human trafficking, we pray to the Lord. For reflection As Catholics, we believe in the dignity of every human life and vigorously oppose human trafficking and…

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