Category Archives: Adoption

On Adoption

In bits and pieces, I’ve shared some part of my family’s adoption story here on Catholic Sensibility and in comboxes elsewhere over the years. My friends at InsideCatholic asked me to write something over there. So I took a break from … Continue reading

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Adoption Disruptions

CNS reports that Catholic adoption services are ending in England, as a result of government insistence that children be placed with same-sex couples. In the Diocese of Lancaster, “the trustees of the adoption agency … voted to cut ties with … Continue reading

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National Adoption Month

Parents of adopted children have fantastic stories. When word got out almost ten years ago that Anita and I were exploring adoption, we found out that two couples in our parish had adopted their children. We didn’t know. We’ve heard … Continue reading

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Adoption Friendly

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, as announced by the Catholic News Service today, named New Jersey’s Diocese of Metuchen as one of the top-100 adoption-friendly employers in the nation. According to the foundation’s web page, the Metuchen Diocese offers … Continue reading

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Adoption Day

It was a good day to celebrate. Brittany sang with her mom in our 9AM Sunday choir. A friend covered my sacristan duties at noon Mass so we three could enjoy a lunch together. Five years ago today was our … Continue reading

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127,000 Still Waiting

Zenit interviews a priest of the Fall River diocese. It’s a good concise history of the issue, not terribly biased. In responding to the question, “Are the laity rising up to defend the Church?” Father Landry raises a challenge of … Continue reading

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Jumping in the Big Pond

Amy has opened the book on the Boston Catholic Charities and great gay adoption adventure. The commentariat isn’t far behind. I said my piece there already, and besides, my readers here are well aware of what emphasis I place on … Continue reading

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Hurting the Cause

A bit more careful editing, please. I have to admit that I didn’t get grammar until I began taking Latin in high school. Then when I studied German in high school and college, I really began to understand it. So … Continue reading

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Background Information

“PrayingTwice” asked a few questions to fill in the background of the last three posts. I’ve alluded to some of these questions, and given answers elsewhere, but here they are in a condensed format: Concerning the adoption at such a … Continue reading

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Yet More on Adoption

Tony summarizes his position, with which I agree: #1. If the agency is to be called Catholic, they have to follow Catholic teaching. The Boston agency in question would lose public funding. I haven’t read in between every line of … Continue reading

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More Confusion on the Parenting Front

… so let’s try to clear it up. Bill didn’t like my earlier post today about adoption. Too bad. I’m still more concerned about America’s 127,000 kids in the adoption pipeline than I am about Bill’s feelings. He’s a grown … Continue reading

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It Needs To Be About The Children

… not about the parents. Bill Cork weighs in on a Boston globe piece: Bishops’ gay ban may cost millions – The Boston Globe; bottom line for secularists–you won’t get our money if you don’t do what we want. I … Continue reading

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More on the “Gay Takeover”

CNS reports from Rome on a seminar entitled “The Homosexual Question: Psychology, Rights and the Truth of Love.” It seems one-sided to me. And a bit paranoid. In a public conference Feb. 23, professors teaching the seminar spoke at length … Continue reading

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Frenzy

Mark Shea can be a snappy writer sometimes. But occasionally, he’s just clueless. And not enjoyable. Like this headline: 16 States Have Citizens Sensible Enough to Think that Experimenting on Children with Gay Adoption is a Bad Idea 34 States … Continue reading

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Kids Adopted By Homosexual Parents

The water of discussion is pretty well poisoned to begin with, so it’s hard to see that saying anything at all about it will come to much good. Amy reports on the Boston Globe editorial. While respecting the church’s right … Continue reading

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