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Catholic Charities Takes Adoption, Foster Care Battle To Court

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut and Jen Sabella | Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

The battle between the state of Illinois and Catholic Charities escalated Tuesday, as lawyers for the charitable organization took legal action agains...

In Issue Of Adoption, Catholic Charities Should Adhere To Basic Fairness

Alvin McEwen | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Alvin McEwen

While I understand wanting to adhere to one's faith, this is an issue in which the welfare of the child must come first. Studies have shown that children do not suffer from a same-sex household.

Catholic Church Chooses Discrimination Over Charity In Illinois

Waymon Hudson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Religion
Waymon Hudson

The church certainly has the right as a private institution to believe what they want and to act accordingly. However, they simply do not have the right to bring that discrimination into the public sphere.

Jen Sabella

Catholic Charities In Rockford Ending Foster Care, Adoptions Over Gay Rights | Jen Sabella | Posted 07.26.2011 | Chicago

Rather than allow unmarried people or same-sex couples to adopt or foster children, Catholic Charities of Rockford, Illinois announced Thursday that t...

Relief Groups Spread Thin: 'The Disasters Just Keep Coming'

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact

Confronted with an unprecedented string of tornadoes, floods and wildfires, the American Red Cross and other relief groups are scrambling to raise mon...

Catholic Charities Could Block Adoptions For Couples In Civil Unions

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

One of the largest adoption agencies in Illinois is threatening to turn away couples with civil unions, despite state law demanding they do otherwise....

Fighting Poverty: The Jesus We Serve, Or Deserve?

Ray Waddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ray Waddle

An easy temptation is to feel overwhelmed by poverty's pain and persistence. Yet thousands -- millions -- of people are fighting for solutions, wasting no time on the indulgence of defeatism.

Nonprofit Groups To Bird-Dog Spill Report Proposals

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Coastal advocates like much, though not all, of what they've read in the national, oil-spill commission report released this month, and instead of stashing the document in a desk drawer, they plan to stay engaged and speak up about its ideas.

Bishops Play Defense On Anti-Poverty Initiative

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) For four decades, the U.S. Catholic bishops have maintained a nationwide program designed to help the poo...

Another Suit Filed Against Catholic Priest, This Time Not For Sex Abuse

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's more legal trouble for the Catholic Church -- except this time it doesn't involve sex abuse. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit...

BP Donates $1 Million To Help Fishermen Affected By Gulf Oil Spill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that has gushed millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP, the oil company responsib...

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Jesus said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I invited Beck to a civil and respectful conversation about the issues at stake here, but he has chosen a different path.

Robin Hood or the Pope: Who Really Cares About the Poor?

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Cosgrove

The "Tea Party" Robin Hood is misdirected. Property owners won't have security until the least among us have economic security, too.

The Poor, the Preschoolers and the Pope

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Brauchli

Church was demonstrating that the East coast did not have a monopoly on sacrificing good works on dogma's altar.

Catholic Charities Drops Same-Sex Spouses From Benefits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Social services organization Catholic Charities informed its Washington D.C. employees on Monday that spouses of new employees would not be covered un...

Sleepless In New York: My Night at the HOPE Street Survey (SLIDESHOW)

Boonsri Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Boonsri Dickinson

One night every year, volunteers walk thousands of miles on the grids of the city, Queen, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, and climb through the underworld of the subways lines to count the homeless.

Nine-Year-Old Kansas Boy Devotes Holiday Season To Collecting Hundreds Of Toys For Others

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of our Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. A nine-ye...

Out of the Closet, Out in the Cold: Gay Marriage and the Catholic Archdiocese in DC

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Which is the lesser of two evils: accommodating a few gays and lesbians while providing for 68,000 needy people, or leaving all of those needy people high and dry for the sake of making a statement against gay marriage?

Catholic Charities Meet the DC Council

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

On December 15, 2009, the D.C. Council voted 11-2 in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the District. That distresses the Pope and his employees almost as much as sexual abuse of children.

Can I Get a Granddad Up in Here?

Suz Redfearn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suz Redfearn

I can't be alone in my yearning, can I? There have to be others who crave a sweet, old Paw Paw, too, and are wondering how to land one, for themselves or for their kids.