Immigrants and human trafficking. Migrating people, especially those without documentation, are particularly susceptible to recruiters for human traffickers. Do not forget the indicators of trafficking for sexual or labor purposes. To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hot Line call 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733).
It should be obvious. Human trafficking for any purpose is a serious violation of Catholic social teaching. Learn more about trafficking here. Also, see the anti-trafficking program sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Hope for Lent. Lent leads to hope. Get daily encouragement in hope from Radical Hope Lent 2020, sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Contributors will include Joan Rosenhauer, from the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, and Sister Norma Pimentel, from Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.