- Dec 5, 2019
Established in 2012, a university program offers comprehensive support specifically to students who were once in the foster care system and those at risk for homelessness.
A federal judge has swept away claims of religious discrimination by plaintiffs including Catholic Social Services of the Philadelphia Archdiocese and ruled the Church agency must provide home assessments for same-sex couples wishing to provide foster care for at-risk children in Philadelphia.
Faith-based groups like Catholic Charities have been helping house some of the children separated from their families by the Trump administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy.
As the opioid crisis has left nearly half a million children in need of homes, Catholic leaders are calling their families and parishes to a work of mercy that is both pro-life and fruitful: supporting vulnerable children in foster care.
“Providing conscience protection for families will enable pastors to encourage loving families to be part of a caring network for these children,” Cynthia Colbert, CEO of Catholic Charities Houston, said in a statement.