The Diocese of Rockford has put an end to its collaboration with the diocese of Illinois in matters of adoption, after it has become clear that they would have been forced to work with unmarried couples and even with homosexual so-called couples.
This is why Catholic Charities has stopped the collaboration with the State of Illinois. Sixty-six people have lost their job. The activity of Catholic Charities will continue – including adoption – on a private basis.
It is highly ironic that the political correct blindness of these times does not even allow to consider the religious nature of an organisation. The sufferers will be those who cannot afford the private adoption service and will be deprived of the service ranked as second-best in the state.
I hope that there will be more controversy on this in the years to come, and that the bishops in the US will energetically start to fight such absurd mentality and plead for the return to sanity; not only for the good of the country, but – though it may seem rhetorical to say so – for the good of the children.