In commemoration of the Fortnight for Freedom, the Daily Vine spoke with Julie Aftab, a client at Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston, about her experiences with religious oppression. Julie, a 25-year-old Pakistani refugee, was brought to the United States after two men attacked her and threw battery acid on her face and body because she refused to denounce her belief in Jesus Christ.
In this short video, Julie shares her story — and talks about why she values religious liberty as a cornerstone of her freedom today.
The Office of Worship seeks to make liturgy the source of spiritual growth and development of the Church in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. A multi-faceted ministry, it includes promoting divine worship and liturgical music as a vital factor to our prayer, in full accord with the directive of the Church; discovering art and architecture which help create good environments for worship and spirituality; and assisting preparation of good liturgical celebrations, with an eye to fostering faith in all those participating.