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 Youth Ministry works in collaborative partnerships with Archdiocesan, parish, school and community leaders to promote and foster ministry with adolescents. The Office emphasizes comprehensive youth formation, supporting various models for ministry. The department engages the Church to examine its priorities and practices to determine how well young people are integrated into the life, mission and work of the Catholic community.