Against Human Trafficking: Solidarity, Charity, True Social Justice – Sep 09 – Homily – Fr Alan

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In the homily for the memorial of St. Peter Claver (Jesuit missionary priest, Sept 9, 2019), Fr. Alan talks about the need for solidarity, which flows from true charity: love of Christ and concern for neighbor, body and soul. Looking to St. Peter Claver, similar heroic virtue is needed today for the equally grave (or worse) social justice issues, such as human trafficking of children as sex slaves. The most effective approach to righting this wrong is through Christian solidarity.

The error of many today is to pursue a materialistic concept of social justice, while failing to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Tragically, this mentality has gained a foothold in the Church. A return to the true concept of Catholic solidarity is needed.

For documentation of the CRS problem, see Lepanto Institute’s extensive research, compiled here: https://www.lepantoin.org/crs/

Also see great work being done by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation: https://endsexualexploitation.org/, https://endsexualexploitation.org/cda/ and https://stoptraffickingdemand.com/

Ave Maria!

Mass: St. Peter Claver - Opt Mem

Readings: Monday 23rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: Col 1:24-2:3
Resp: Ps 62:6-7, 9
Gsp: Lk 6:6-11

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