Monday, March 13, 2006

Homosexuality Now Driving Catholic Church Out Of Adoption Business

Homosexual Adoption Ends 100 Years of Adoption Services by Boston Catholic Charities

BOSTON, March 10, 2006 ( - The board of directors of Catholic Charities today announced that Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston, will not seek a renewal of its contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide adoption services. Catholic Charities will work with the Department of Social Services and other appropriate agencies to make this transition as smoothly as possible....

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San Francisco to “Review” Gay Adoption Policy in Response to Levada Directive

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2006 ( - Archbishop William Levada, the current Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has announced that no bishop should allow homosexual partners to adopt children through their charitable agencies.

The statement was sent in an email to the Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic Charities citing recent documents from the CDF published under then-Cardinal Ratzinger. “Catholic agencies should not place children for adoption in homosexual households,” Levada wrote.

“The reasons given in the document, as well as the potential scandal for the faithful should an archdiocesan agency act contrary to the clear teaching of the church's magisterium, require that a Catholic bishop follow this clear guidance from the Holy See in his oversight of Catholic diocesan agencies,” he wrote.

The Archdiocese, of which Levada was recently Archbishop, has responded that it would ‘review’ Levada’s “request.”...

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