Catholic Leaders Stand up to Human Trafficking


Bishop Patrick McGrath of the Diocese of San Jose organized an informative workshop for Catholic leaders from the Dioceses of San Jose to Monterrey to combat spread of Human Trafficking in Northern California.  Bishop McGrath and Bishop Richard Garcia (Diocese of Monterrey) called for Catholics to spread awareness and remain vigilant about the complexities of this growing problem in California.



Bishop McGrath stated, “I will do all in my power to stop the spread of this horrific crime.   So what I ask is to Blitzkrieg the problem, flood our schools, parishes with posters and information to protect the freedom of these individuals.”


Bishop McGrath organized presentations from  Sr. Caritas Foster, Jennifer Chelf (FBI, Special Agent), and Sgt. Kyle Oki (SJPD, Human Trafficking Division).