Catholic Charities and Same-Sex Adoptions

The Archdiocese and its social services agency, Catholic Charities, are in a tug of war over the issue of same-sex adoptions. On the one hand, there's pressure from the Vatican for Archbishop Sean O'Malley to force Catholic Charities to stop facilitating adoptions for same-sex couples. On the other hand, the agency — which contracts with the state to help with adoptions — is bound by law not to discriminate. The Archdiocese is expected to ask the state for a "conscience clause."

This program aired on February 15, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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