Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Top Italian court rules same-sex couples can have custody of children

Catholic World News - January 14, 2013

Italy’s supreme Court of Cassation has ruled that a homosexual couples should not be denied custody of children.

In a case brought by a father who was trying to regain custody of a child being reared by the mother and her lesbian partner, the court said that there is no “scientific certainty or experience-based data” to show that children raised by same-sex couples suffer ill consequences.

Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, ethicist Adriano Pessina said that while some children of same-sex couples appear to thrive, the situation is still undesirable, and “no one would argue that you should create these situations just because in some cases they don’t create damage.” Archbishop Vincenzio Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said that the healthiest situation for a child is “with a father and mother.”

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 July expenses ($33,425 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,574.95
96% 4%
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
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15