Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Judge halts Illinois bid to end Catholic Charities contracts

Catholic World News - July 13, 2011

Citing the potential of “irreparable harm” to children in foster care, a circuit court judge has temporarily blocked the State of Illinois’ decision to end its foster care and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities in the Dioceses of Joliet, Peoria, and Springfield.

The conflict between the state and Catholic Charities arose after the legislature granted legal status to civil unions; Catholic Charities will not place children with same-sex or unwed couples.

“We’re not going to be removing children from homes,” said Judge John Schmidt, who has scheduled a hearing for August 15.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our February expenses ($32,072 to go):
$35,000.00 $2,927.59
92% 8%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The common good: isn't that just a weasel word? 17 hours ago
St. Katharine Drexel shows how spiritual poverty and submission to Providence go hand in hand 17 hours ago
The Human Mix of Good and Evil January 30
Conscientious objection to vaccinations January 30
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? January 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12