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.
This ministry focuses on providing opportunities for the Filipino Catholic Community to gather for prayer and activities which nurture and support the Filipino Catholic culture. Annual Masses and other liturgical events are hosted, as are many social, cultural and educational activities. The Vicar for Filipino Catholics is assisted by the Filipino Ministry Council.