The Inclusion Act Amendment was approved 29-23 by the House Appropriations Committee on July 11, 2018.
We are asking the faithful to contact their representatives during the August recess, urging them to support the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act.
(CNS/ Bob Roller)
Here's a message from
Dear sisters and brothers,
May God bless you! I am grateful for your efforts on behalf of religious freedom, whether you are a seasoned veteran in these issues, or are just beginning to get involved.
Catholic adoption and foster care ministries are in a precarious position. Pennsylvania, where I was born and raised, may join Illinois, Massachusetts, California, and the District of Columbia on the list of places that exclude child welfare service providers who believe that children do best with a married mother and father. The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act aims to protect these faith-based ministries.
Thank you for your service to the Church!
With prayerful best wishes, I am
Sincerely yours in the Lord,
Most Reverend Joseph Kurtz
Archbishop of Louisville
Chair, Committee for Religious Liberty
This amendment would ensure that faith-based adoption and/or foster care agencies will not be discriminated against based on their conviction that children ought to be placed in homes with a married mother and a father.