Illinois

November 11, 2013

Illinois, Hawaii Poised to Legalize Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling, Pope Francis cited as reasons to embrace ‘marriage equality.’

November 15, 2011

Illinois Dioceses Drop Lawsuit Against State and Shut Down Adoption Services

'The decision not to pursue further appeals was reached with great reluctance, but was necessitated by the fact that the state of Illinois has made it financially impossible for our agencies to continue to provide these services,' said Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville and Bishop R. Daniel Conlon of Joliet.

September 27, 2011

No More Foster Care for Illinois Catholic Charities?

A local judge refused to change his ruling that the state has the right to stop referring children to charities in four dioceses.

August 26, 2011

A True Jesuit Passes Away, Religious Freedom, How the East Views the Pope, and much more!

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July 27, 2011

Church vs. State

Fourth Catholic Charities agency joins lawsuit against Illinois.

July 20, 2011

Illinois Abandons Second Attempt to Block Catholic Charities' Foster-Care Work

Next step: A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 17.

July 13, 2011

Judge: Illinois Catholic Charities Can Continue Foster Care

Department of Children and Family Services was wrong for issuing termination letter, ruling stated. Hearing will take place next month.

July 12, 2011

Illinois Catholic Charities Fight to Provide Foster Care

Department of Children and Family Services’ decision to end partnership with three local dioceses in wake of civil-unions law prompts challenge.

June 7, 2011

More Illinois Catholic Charities Stop Adoptions in Wake of New Law

Dioceses of Joliet and Peoria have stopped processing applications for new foster or adoptive parents.

June 1, 2011

Public Adoption Ceases in Rockford Diocese

State’s new civil-union bill prompted the decision.

May 28, 2011

1962 Roman Breviary: There's an App for That, 400000 Registered for World Youth Day, and more!

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May 12, 2011

Showdown Looms in Illinois

Civil union law threatens Catholic Charities involvement in adoptions. Boston redux?