Will they be considered by courts to be places of public accommodation, too? Catholic Charities of Boston announced today that it will be pulling out of the adoption business by the end of this fiscal year because it cannot comply with state laws that require it to accept gays and lesbians as adoptive parents. Diocesan agencies began to expand their activities from dealing almost exclusively with the care of children to addressing wider issues of family welfare. The enemies--the enemy is already within your country. In times of relative peace, says Picarello, people don't even notice that "the church is surrounded on all sides by the state; that church and state butt up against each other. Retrieved September 26,
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Catholic Charities in its statement pointed to similar decisions made by Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Boston, which stopped providing adoption services inand by Catholic Charities organizations throughout Illinois that stopped arranging adoptions in They differ on how it should be resolved and who should win, but they all see a conflict coming. The U.
Spouses already enrolled in the plan were not affected.