Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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

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.

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

It is unfortunate that the Catholic Charities of Illinois will shut down its adoption and foster-care services on June 1, 2011, because a new state law will require equal treatment for same-sex couples.

Personally, I feel that Catholic Charities should have the right to refuse to assist children of same-sex couples, because this kind of "marriage" is in violation of Catholic Christian doctrine.