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TCC Films: Outcasts

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Do you know about the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal? A new documentary, “Outcasts,” focuses on their ministry. St. Francis of Assisi is more than a legend, or a statue. His way of life continues, and the center of Franciscan spirituality is the Eucharist. Watch the trailer after the jump. More about St. Francis, Catholic Social Teaching, and religious life in our book. 

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Religious Sisters Pose As Prostitutes to Rescue Trafficking Victims from Brothels

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Evil is real, but so are angels. Read about the women religious of Talitha Kum, who infiltrate the sex trade in order to rescue women and children from slavery. It’s in The Huffington PostReligious Sisters Pose As Prostitutes to Rescue Trafficking Victims from Brothels

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Stubborn Cycle of Runaways Becoming Prostitutes

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People who argue for the legalization of prostitution often speak of “sex work” as if it were a victimless crime, an economic exchange between two consenting adults, when, in fact, it’s not. One former prostitute says in The New York Times “No one wakes up and says, ‘I want to be a prostitute someday.” Read the story here: Stubborn Cycle of Runaways Becoming Prostitutes. Read the Pope’s response to the problem after the jump:

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TCC Films: Born into Brothels

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Born into Brothels In 2005 Born into Brothels won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film tells the story of eight children, growing up in Calcutta’s Red Light District. The filmmakers gave the children cameras and taught them how to take photos in order to document their lives and bring attention to the plight of prostitutes and trafficked women in India.  The children are, of course, a delight. Heartbreakingly beautiful. Given the Pope’s recent comments about human trafficking being one of the greatest human right’s issues of our day, we highly recommend this film. Watch the trailer after the jump:

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