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 Correctional Ministries Department coordinates sacramental pastoral care to adult Catholics incarcerated in jails and prisons in the archdiocese. Priests, deacons and lay persons are involved in providing ministry to those victimized by crime and violence, as well as the nearly 60,000 men and women who are incarcerated in the federal facility, 26 state prison units, and 10 county jails located within the boundaries of the Archdiocese.