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Illinois Catholic Charities

Downstate GOP Lawmaker Takes Aim At Civil Union Law

Posted 01.31.2012 | Chicago

A downstate Republican lawmaker is pushing a new bill to the Illinois state general assembly which attempts to introduce exceptions to the state's civ...

Interesting Court Decisions

Ed Koch | Posted 03.04.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

I agree with the Justice Department that South Carolina's proposed picture ID requirement as a precondition to voting is not necessary. I just don't believe that fraud at the polls is a significant problem.

Catholics Want Meeting With Quinn To Talk Abortion, Gay Adoption

Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has never apologized for his pro-choice stance. During the campaign for governor, Quinn supporters released a series of te...

Illinois Catholic Charities Ends Adoption Lawsuit

Waymon Hudson | Posted 01.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

While the end of Catholic Charities' adoption contract lawsuit is a victory for the equal application of the law and state services, the fight over civil rights and equality between LGBT Americans and powerful religious organizations is far from over.

Catholic Charities Abandons Thousands of Children Instead of Adopting to LGBT Parents

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 01.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Over and over again, the Catholic dioceses have made the conscious decision to abandon orphans and foster children rather than place them in loving, forever homes, based on nothing in their actual belief system.

Catholic Charities Drop Gay Adoption Suit Against State

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

The months-long legal saga in Illinois concerning whether several Catholic Charities agencies can continue to deny adoption and foster care placements...

Judge: State Can End Foster Contracts With Catholic Charities

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Catholic Charities has lost another round in the ongoing battle over adoption and foster care contracts being granted to same-sex couples in civil uni...

Catholic Charities Dispute A Matter Of Law And Faith

AP | By JIM SUHR | Posted 11.11.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS -- In large part due to their faith, Mark Zartman and Beth Banuelos swung open their families' doors to children from broken homes in southe...

Catholic Charities To Appeal Judge's Gay Adoption Decision

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

An attorney representing Catholic Charities in four Illinois church dioceses said Monday that he will appeal a judge's ruling against his client in a ...

Is Illinois 'At War' With Catholics? Some Church Leaders Think So

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

After an Illinois judge ruled last week that the state Department of Children and Family Services can legally sever their long-standing foster care an...

Catholic Charities Loses Same-Sex Adoption Fight In Illinois

Posted 10.20.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) An Illinois judge has ruled that the state can terminate adoption and foster care services w...