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Michigan pressure on Catholic adoption agencies backfires, costs $800,000 in legal fees

Mar 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Michigan officials tried to bar funds for Catholic child placement agencies. Instead, they are paying at least $800,000 in legal... Read more

Chad and Melissa Buck. Image via Becket Fund.

Catholic adoption agency in Michigan wins settlement allowing it to operate in accord with the faith

Jan 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic adoption agency in Michigan reached a settlement with the state on Tuesday which will allow the agency to... Read more

Hungary defines family as having a mother and a father

Dec 15, 2020

Hungary’s Parliament passed a law Tuesday defining the family as having a woman as the mother and a man as... Read more

Sign outside the Department of Health and Human Services building in downtown Washington, DC.

HHS changes rules to protect religious adoption agencies

Nov 1, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The rule change by the Department of Health and Human Services means that faith-based adoption agencies to continue receiving federal funding without matching children... Read more

Chad and Melissa Buck. Image via Becket Fund.

Children before politics say parents as Catholic adoption agency heads to court

Aug 22, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Parents of five adoptive children were present in court on Thursday in support of a Catholic adoption agency in Michigan... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, president of the Italian bishops' conference, at the Vatican, May 2015.

Top Italian cardinal throws punch at new civil unions law

May 18, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In a powerful speech Tuesday at the opening of the Italian bishops' general assembly, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa decried... Read more

Chilean administration open to approval of adoption by homosexual couples

Jul 14, 2015

Shortly after the legalization of same-sex civil unions in Chile, the nation's secretary of justice said in an interview last... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope encouraged Malta bishop to speak out against gay adoption bill

Jan 3, 2014

Pope Francis was “shocked” by a bill in Malta that would allow gay couples to adopt children, said a bishop... Read more