Skip to comments.Catholic Charities of Buffalo Ends Adoption, Foster Services to Avoid Placing Kids With Gay Couples
Posted on 08/25/2018 11:10:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Catholic Charities of Buffalo will no longer provide foster care and adoption services to new clients because a New York state law would force it to violate Catholic teachings on homosexuality and marriage.
The organization, which serves people of need across Western New York, announced Thursday that it has become the latest Catholic Charities branch to halt adoption and foster services because of conflicts with state and local LGBT discrimination protections.
The entity will continue to serve its existing foster families but will not accept new applications until its contract with Erie County Department of Social Services expires in March 2019.
The move comes weeks after a same-sex couple submitted an application with Catholic Charities to become adoptive or foster parents, according to a news release. The charity doesn't place children with same-sex couples because it follows Catholic teachings that dictate that marriage is between only one man and one woman.
However, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited under the state's Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act.
"It is with deep sadness we acknowledge that the legacy of the high quality, exceptional services which our staff provides to children and families through foster care and adoption will be lost," Catholic Charities CEO Dennis C. Walczyk said in a statement.
Walczyk said that charity is working with the New York Office of Children and Family Services and the Erie County Department of Social Services to ensure a "smooth transition" for foster care children and parents affiliated with Catholic Charities as well as those who have applied to be foster or adoptive parents.
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Thanks for the thoughtful and thought-provoking response. I think without a doubt moral standards on the topic of sexual contact between adults and children have changed through time and even today in some cultures, it’s apparently thought of very differently. One thing, however, if you read the paper I linked is that the Catholic Church seems to have gone 180 degrees in the opposite direction from where societies were going on this topic. But I’ll also say that again, if the Catholic Church’s defense of their failings on this topic are essentially to appeal to “society’s changing morals”, it doesn’t set them up to be the ideal bulwark against same-sex marriage and adoption!
Do you know how many still do? Just curious...
Please bear with me for a moment as I fire the word cannons ...
Homosexuals invade anywhere they can and then bring along more once in. They will not be able to invade the Kingdom. If someone faces judgment in what might be called a such are you still category, as opposed to Paul’s such were you, they will perish.
When Isaiah saw the Lord’s Holiness he despaired, and recognized that he deserved to die. The Lord immediately provided remedy from out of the coals and touched his lips. The Grace of the Lord rushes to the side of the repentant (who repent on the terms actually offered, obviously).
But our generation has a high opinion of itself. Americans live like they think were they suddenly in Isaiah’s shoes they’d deserve AND receive a pat on the back.
Yes, if someone has the indwelling of the Holy Spirit they might in such a circumstance not feel crushed (having a resource Isaiah didn’t necessarily have); but, are we just men of unclean lips among a people of unclean lips or has our society not gone over the top in too many ways? Didn’t Isaiah have the righteousness that the Law could bring forth in a life and the official holiness that a ministering priest could have?
Isaiah was the real deal as far as the Law is concerned.
We should remember that....
Those who just will not repent, who love and protect their sin, who insist that truth change for them rather than (repenting) they change because of Who is true, when they invade congregations and religious organizations they bring at least these three dangers with them: the first is that as they make themselves more at home they make it easier to not feel a need to repent (and so they don’t); the second is that they will seek to recruit others to uphold their sin; the third is that they will try to recruit others to participate in their sin.
Unrepentace, in particular the desire to make the Faith conform to the sins of men and the fashions of society, vs repentance ... they have no common ground. Cling to the Word, and not to the world ... even if no one else seems to be going with you. Even Elijah completely missed that there were others who had never bowed to the Baals or kissed them.
As for these modern Jezebels, what Christ said of her applies to them too:
“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”
But as then, so now, if you do not trade in their wickedness, though you are grieved by it, it is their burden and doom if they never repent and not yours: “But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.”
So be strengthened in the Faith ... bad priests, bad ministers, people who celebrate what should not be celebrated ... they cannot make you join them even if they acquire worldly power to hurt you if you don’t join with them.
You keep on believing that. I really hope you don’t ever leave any children or grandchildren alone with a priest. No sane, rational parent should ever leave a child in a position where there is the slightest chance that they’ll be alone with a priest or group of priests.
Genuine Catholic doctrine in strong and internally coherent on these points. It is really sickening that deviants have taken over (much of) the field.
It will be important to see how the next pope deals with this. The present pope is shockingly compromised.
“Do you know how many still do? Just curious...”
Sorry,I don’t know.
So you would leave children alone with a priest. Pretty soon that will result in you being reported the Office of Children’s Services or whatever the agency in you area is, with an investigation being initiated. How can any rational person leave a child alone with a priest today?! Anyone who does is an unfit parent.
You indict the innocent with the guilty.
This is not right and just.
The filth is in the catholic church, at the very highest levels. You seem to think it's just a minor problem and everything will be fine if a few priests are dismissed. The problem is way worse than you seem to be able to grasp.
Absolutely not. Can’t you understand what’s happening? It’s open war between Christ and Satan in the Catholic Church -— it’s way BIGGER than you realize. All hell is breaking loose but Christ is going to rescue His Bride
Yes, on that we can certainly agree. Did you read this: https://s3.amazonaws.com/lifesite/TESTIMONYXCMVX-XENGLISH-CORRECTED-FINAL_VERSION_-_G-2.pdf
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