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Illinois ends adoption, foster care contracts with Catholic Charities

Catholic World News - July 12, 2011

Citing recently enacted civil-union legislation, the State of Illinois has ended its adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities agencies in the Dioceses of Belleville, Joliet, Peoria, and Springfield because they will not place children with same-sex couples.

“It's a surprise. But it's also very disturbing,” said an attorney who represents Catholic Charities. “The impact on the 2,500 children in Catholic Charities care will be catastrophic.”

The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Catholic Charities office has not taken part in adoption and foster care since 2007; the Diocese of Rockford recently ended its participation following the passage of civil-union legislation.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jul. 12, 2011 9:30 PM ET USA

    We must remember that the secularists want to change the laws so that all Catholic charities go out of business. Then they think they can put the Church out of business. Gates of hell, indeed.

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