Saturday, October 26, 2013
Covenant House offers booklet on its services for homeless children
Recently I received a “free” unsolicited booklet in the mail from Covenant House, (link ) titled “Sometimes God Has a Kid’s Face”, by Sister Mary Rose McGeady.
The paperback runs 110 pages and does not carry an ISBN.
The fourteen chapters give the stories of various abandoned homeless children, many of the in New York City. There was a variety of circumstances, including having been reared in gangs, sold into sex slavery, or simply left at shelters. One girl was a promising writer. One boy, on the other hand, struggled with image problems over obesity.
The booklet has an epilogue, and a variety of tips, aimed at parents. They sound like common sense.
But this booklet comes from a charity taking care of OPC, that is, “other people’s children”. I wondered, do non-parents share a moral responsibility for this situation? The book, however, did not try to take a position on that.