Thursday, September 14, 2006

Another Wisconsin Diocese With Problems?

Having a blogsite is an educational experience.

A few posts down, we remarked on the situation in Massachusetts because it may preview difficulties in Wisconsin should The Amendment fail.

A very civil and polite fellow commented:

My experience locally has been the same. When my partner and I attended an adoption workshop hosted by a Catholic Church, Lutheran Social Services expressed great excitement to work with us. We didn't even approach the Catholic Charities table, but the staff there made a point of coming up to us to talk about their programming.

Rome recently issued a directive (CDF, if I recall correctly) which absolutely, positively vetoed Catholic participation in homosex-couple adoptions.

We certainly hope that LaCrosse, Madison, Green Bay, Superior, and Milwaukee Diocesan offices took that directive seriously.


Anonymous said...

All this leads to the question: What does Rome know about what difficult-to-place kids in Wisconsin need? My guess: very little.

And a second question: Why does Rome know more about what these kids -- the most helpless and needy of all Wisconsinites -- than the Catholic social workers who work with them day in and day out?

Fidei Defensor said...

I don't know a think about Superior or Green Bay, but Bishop Listeki in LaCrosse is one of the best Bishops in America as near as I can tell. Also I have heard nothing but good things about Bishop Morlino in Madison. As for Dolan, his recent actions have been very heartening and cause for not just optimism but celebration!

Dad29 said...

Placing children with same-sex "parents" is contrary to nature and is proven to be harmful to the children.

Makes no difference if they are in LaCrosse, Madistan, or Bangladesh.

But you already KNEW that, Todd.

Fidei: It's not a question of the fidelity of the Bishop. It is the "Social Services" folks that work for him.

Generally, Diocesan bureaucrats bear a lot of watching.

Anonymous said...

I know nothing of the sort.

I do know that kids will be better off with my partner and me than with a string of foster homes.

I do know that it's downright creepy for a bunch of childless men in Rome to be overturning the decisions of professional Catholic child welfare experts in our own country.

And I do know that every major child welfare organization has concluded that kids are just as well off, healthy, and adjusted with gay parents as they are with non-gay parents. These include, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Child Welfare League of America, the North American Council on Adopted Children, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Instutute.

As the American Academy of Pediatrics puts it: There is ample evidence to show that children raised by same-gender parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents. More than 25 years of research have documented that there is no relationship between parents' sexual orientation and any measure of a child's emotional, psychosocial, and behavioral adjustment. These data have demonstrated no risk to children as a result of growing up in a family with 1 or more gay parents. Conscientious and nurturing adults, whether they are men or women, heterosexual or homosexual, can be excellent parents.

Dad29 said...

Substituting a situation contra naturam for another which is similar is NOT 'an enhancement' of the child's situation.

There are other studies which demonstrate exactly the opposite of the one you cite.

So what?

Speaking of "childless men" is a bit cheeky for a fellow of your persuasion, is it not?

Anonymous said...

Not a single study has ever found the opposite of what the American Academy of Pediatrics concludes. Not one.

Homosexuality is nature's way (God's even) of providing extra adults to care for all the children heterosexuality leave uncared for.

Dad29 said...

None, eh? Not surprisingly, the "study" you cite is methodologically flawed. But there are those which are not flawed, and which counter your "study."

You could start here:

Your assertion that "homosexuals" are provided by God to make up for deficient hetero parents is utterly insane.

But then, insanity sorta runs in certain families...