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Jimmy Lago

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Jimmy Lago is a former Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Blog posts by Jimmy Lago

  • Monday, July 25, 2011

    Civil Disunion in Child Welfare

    The story being told by some reporters, media commentators and civil union advocates is that recent decisions made by Catholic Charities in five dioceses in Illinois (not to be forced to recruit single sex foster parents who are in civil unions) are careless and thoughtless actions by sectarian agencies resulting in needy children in Illinois being deprived of the services they require and are entitled to. They conclude by attributing the blame for failing to serve these children on the Catholic Charities agencies alone for playing improper political football with state wards who find themselves in need of substitute care services.