• Truckers increasingly the eyes and ears for signs of human trafficking

    Truckers across America deliver all kinds of products. Now, many of them are helping to deliver people—from a life of bondage. That’s thanks in part to an organization known as Truckers Against Trafficking. The Colorado-based nonprofit trains truck drivers and various other members of... Read more
  • 75 years after Auschwitz liberation, Europe’s bishops condemn anti-Semitism, call for peace

    Krakow, Poland, Jan 25, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the Catholic bishops of Europe condemned racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism, calling for a renewed human commitment to peace, and forgiveness. “75 years... Read more
  • Report: The US Is One Of The Biggest Consumers Of Sexual Exploitation In The World

    The crime trafficking in persons (TIP) is considered “the fastest-growing type of organized crime” and “the third-largest criminal activity in the world.” If that weren’t disturbing enough, get this: the International Labor Organization’s most recent estimates report global... Read more
  • Man shoots and kills 2 inside a Texas church before parishioners fatally shoot him

    A man shot and killed two people during a church service in White Settlement, Texas, on Sunday morning before two members of the church security team shot and killed him, authorities said. City Police Chief J.P. Bevering said the shooter entered West Freeway Church of Christ and... Read more
  • Cardinal Dolan: Antisemitic attacks ‘sickening’ and must be ‘condemned completely’

    On Sunday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York condemned the recent spate of attacks against Jewish people in New York, following a stabbing that left five people injured during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home on Saturday night. “The news of last night’s attack at the home of a... Read more
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Frozen Embryos Mere ‘Marital Property’

    Human development begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm … unites with a female gamete or oocyte…to form a single cell. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marks the beginning of each of us as a unique individual. (p. 18) — Keith Moore and T.V.N.... Read more
  • In war-torn South Sudan, a Catholic missionary priest offers hope

    The Catholic Church is observing October 2019 as an Extraordinary Missionary Month. The missionary work of the Church is often performed under difficult conditions: in the midst of persecution, poverty and war. This is also true for South Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of casualties, millions... Read more
  • Teen Suicide Rate Spikes 56% in a Decade

    A new reportfrom the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the teen suicide rate in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years. Suicide was recently ranked as the second-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. Each year,... Read more
  • Bobby Reyes dies after UM takes him off life support

    A 14-year-old Monroe County boy who was declared brain dead died Tuesday after C.S. Mott Children's Hospital disconnected him from life support after the boy's family lost a legal battle to prevent the move. Parents Sara Jones and Jose Reyes fought the University of Michigan hospital's initial... Read more
  • Nigeria lecturer suspended after BBC Africa Eye ‘sex-for-grades’ film

    The University of Lagos has suspended a lecturer who was caught on film propositioning and sexually harassing an undercover BBC reporter. Boniface Igbeneghu, also a pastor, has been condemned by his church. He was one of several academics secretly filmed as part of a year-long investigation by... Read more