We’ve heard it said that children are the first to suffer when times are difficult, and the last to benefit when times are good. The recent situation is hard on all of us, but how much more so for vulnerable children and families in situations of health, relationship, job, food and housing insecurity and a host of other life challenges? As the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, it is exciting to witness the Church rising to meet many urgent needs, but we expect to see the needs of vulnerable children increase exponentially in the weeks and months to come.

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