I really wish I did not have to post a story like this today but according to today's Washington comPost...
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has ended its 80-year-old foster-care program in the District rather than license same-sex couples...and transferred its entire foster-care program -- 43 children, 35 families and seven staff members -- to another provider, the National Center for Children and Families.
Now, on the one hand this shows that Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese is willing to stand up for true marriage but if you read further on in the article, there is something shocking...
Edward Orzechowski, president and chief executive of Catholic Charities, the archdiocese's social service arm, said the group is optimistic that it will find a way to structure its benefits packages in other social service programs so that it can remain in partnership with the city without recognizing same-sex marriage.
Asked if that meant looking at ways to avoid paying benefits to same-sex partners or ways to write benefits plans so as not to characterize same-sex couples as "married," Orzechowski said "both, and."
So, Mr. Ozechowski and the Archdiocese may be willing to consider extending benefits to same-sex couples, only under a different name. If that is the case, then why not consider abortion as part of a comprehensive health care package to all employees.
Why is he and the Archdiocese even considering this! Is this what the people of the Archdiocese are spending their money on?
To paraphrase a famous television show: "Somebody's got some 'splaining to do!"