Ten Progressive Years - The Development of the Italian Board of Guardians, an Affiliate of the Brooklyn Catholic Charities, 1939-1949
To whom will we look for future leadership? We depend upon that one third of the population who are now children I under eighteen. It follows, therefore, that our country’s children should also be its greatest interest. Modern history has shown us that dictators were quick to realize this by indoctrinating the youth of their countries and training them to conform with party policies. The Catholic Church has always recognized the fact that the future of any institution lies in its children. The parochial school system with all its sacrifices is a realization of this fact. Catholics, therefore, with their profound appreciation of the importance of child training, should be the first to help promote better child welfare conditions. This program should not only include the material needs of the child, but also his spiritual, educational and emotional needs. Foremost among the needs of every child is the need of a home which is able to offer him proper care and maintenance and which assures him a healthful upbringing. Included in this is the realization that the child is an important part of his home. Next to the home, and making it possible for the home to function properly, comes the 'community with its religious, educational and recreational i opportunities and its protections against hazards to health and morals.
Educational leadership|Religious education|Social work
Petrizzi, Michael Joseph, "Ten Progressive Years - The Development of the Italian Board of Guardians, an Affiliate of the Brooklyn Catholic Charities, 1939-1949" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509539.