Children's Rights

Let the Shooting End

Let the Shooting End is a prayer for an end to gun violence. This prayer was originally published by the Sisters of Mercy and is reprinted here with permission. Visit
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Prayer for Children in Immigration Detention

A prayer to end the unjust practice of holding children in immigration detention centers and to eliminate family separation at the United States border.

CST and Female Genital Mutilation

Fact Sheet & Handout
This fact sheet provides background information on female genital mutilation and identifies voices of women and men working to end this practice. Faith in action steps and discussion questions are...

Prayer in a Time of Crises

At this time of crisis in the Church and crisis in our country, we are called to pray for discernment and hope as we struggle to find a way forward.  

Child Marriage Quiz

This short 11-question quiz on child marriage is a useful activity to open up a discussion on this important topic.  

Child Marriage

Fact Sheet & Handout
This fact sheet defines child marriage, looks at its implications for human flourishing, and provides discussion questions rooted in Catholic social tradition. An accompanying quiz on child...
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Prayer for Child Laborers

Too many young children around the world still work, often in hazardous conditions; this prayer reminds us who some of these child laborers are and why they need our advocacy and support.  
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Prayer for Children

We pray for children all around the world, children who can play in even dire circumstances, and some who cannot play, because of hunger, illness, violence, or political conflict; they are all sacred...

Youth Building Peace

This prayer for August 11th, United Nations’ International Youth Day, asks that the Gospel messages of peace and reconciliation fill the hearts and minds of young people around the globe.  

Marian Wright Edelman

This resource profiles a remarkable woman of faith, Marian Wright Edelman, who founded and sustains the Children's Defense Fund. Her birthday is June 8th.
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For the Children

This prayer commemorates the World Day Against Child Labor on June 12th.

Prayer to Mary for Immigrant Children on the Feast of the Visitation

This prayer remembers the journeys of Mary and immigrant children, and asks Mary to guide the Church’s efforts to reform immigration policy.