Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Vatican: stop adoptions to same-sex couples

From the Boston Herald:

A top church official in Washington is urging Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley to stop Catholic Charities of Boston from brokering adoptions unless same-sex couples are excluded, a source close to the hierarchy in the capital told the Herald.

The recommendation was contained in a letter sent recently from the office of Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo Higuera, the papal nuncio, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The archdiocese, asked about the letter, issued a statement saying, “As a matter of course, the archdiocese does not comment on any private communications it might receive from the Holy See.”

This comment is ironic:

The chairman of Catholic Charities, Peter Meade, declined to comment. He said he wanted to speak with the archbishop first.

Good thinking on Peter's part. Because the last time he opened his mouth on this issue he put your foot in it. Let's pray his guardian angel is tapping on his shoulder...and that his Archbishop either instructs him or reinstructs him on Catholic teaching.

And the rest of us, as well.

For the Herald article, go here.

For background on this from the Pew Lady's perspective, go here.

For the Archdiocese of Boston, go to your room — or even better, before the Blessed Sacrament — and pray. Thanks!