Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Kids helping kids

That's what is happening in Missouri in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Kids in Catholic middle schools there have been learning about the Church's teachings on social issues and in turn have spoken out to their state representatives calling for better adoption procedures in the state.


KANSAS CITY - More than 500 sixth-graders from 18 Catholic schools heard two state lawmakers promise to help speed up the adoption process and a diocesan official promise to help shine light on the plight of nearly 2,000 children in Missouri waiting to be adopted.

"You guys are on the right track in moving this issue," said Rep. Kate Meiners, a Kansas City Democrat, who sat at the rally's head table with Rep. Jerry Nolte, a Gladstone Republican, and Father Robert Murphy, diocesan vicar general.

The children are participating in "That's Not Fair," a school year-long program developed by the Bishop Sullivan Center social service agency to teach middle-schoolers the basics of Catholic social teaching.

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