A judge handed down a decision this week that settles the argument -- for now -- between four Catholic dioceses and the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services. We have followed the case since early June, when a handful of dioceses objected to Catholic Charities providing adoption and foster care services to gay couples who have entered into a civil union.
In the old TV show, "Bridget Loves Bernie," a Catholic girl married a Jewish boy, and hilarity ensued. The chief conflicts weren't between the bride and groom, but, rather, between the two sets of parents. The show lasted one season. Dismissed as chance?