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In Peoria, Catholic Charities refocuses on corporal works of mercy

October 16, 2012

A year after Catholic agencies in Illinois were forced out of adoption and foster care services because of their refusal to place children with same-sex couples, Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Peoria has shed most of its staff and refocused its mission.

“Essentially this is about the refounding of Catholic Charities and the re-energizing of collective support for the corporal works of mercy,” said Bishop Daniel Jenky, who is refusing to accept government funds.


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  • Posted by: joancollins507161 - Oct. 17, 2012 12:08 PM ET USA

    I think Bishop Jenky is right not to accept government funds. The more the government contributes to any organization, the more control it has over it. With the actions of the present Administration, we should all be acutely aware of that. Catholic Social Services and other Catholic organizations will win respect if they perform acts of charity without government aid that hinders more than it helps.