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Illinois Catholic Charities forced out of adoption, foster-care services

May 26, 2011

Catholic Charities of Illinois has been forced to shut down its adoption and foster-care services because of new state policies that require equal treatment for same-sex couples.

Foster-care workers for Catholic agencies in Illinois have been informed that they will be laid off because of the new policy, which takes effect on June 1. Church leaders had asked unsuccessfully for a waiver from the new rules, explaining that they could not follow policies that contradicted clear Church directives.


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  • Posted by: Steve214 - May. 27, 2011 7:31 AM ET USA

    The totalitarianism of the left.

  • Posted by: DrJazz - May. 26, 2011 6:24 PM ET USA

    It is incorrect to say that they have been "forced to shut down...adoption and foster-care services." Rather, they are subject to new policies. CCI could choose to continue operating under morally correct principles, dare the state to come after them (so to speak), and let the legal system take its course. Would Catholics suffer for it? Likely so, but it would be a powerful witness; much more powerful than simply quitting and folding up shop. Quitting is not an effective weapon against evil.

  • Posted by: rpp - May. 26, 2011 5:27 PM ET USA

    So who exactly is evil here? The Church for standing up for millennia-old moral standards, or modern liberals who place more weight on pandering to sexual deviants than to helping children who are at great risk and need? Go ahead tell ne who is being immoral here? Who is really caring for children?