Children First

How The Church Should Advocate Adoption

November is Adoption Awareness Month in the United States—a national effort to promote the cause of the more than 125,000 children currently in foster care and awaiting adoption. Historically the Catholic Church has invested a great deal of its charitable efforts in the care of orphaned children, but recently adoption has become a battleground for concerns about religious freedom. The church is...

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About the Author

Todd Flowerday is director of liturgy and music for St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center at Iowa State University.