VERONICA DONOVAN -- ‘‘The children that I know who are adopted by gays, they’re doing fine. So I have mixed emotions because, in my head, I’m a true Catholic.’’
MICHELLE FINNERAN -- ‘‘Those children are better off with parents, rather than being in foster care. . . . Who am I to say a gay couple is not going to be good parents?’’
LYNDA WATSON -- ‘‘It’s a shame that they’re giving up adoptions, but if they’re not willing to be fair and equitable, then they should get out of the business.’’

Charities' decision leaves Catholics torn

By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / March 12, 2006

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The decision by Catholic Charities of Boston to abandon adoption work rather than allow adoptions to same-sex couples left a tumultuous wake of misgivings yesterday among the city's Catholics, whether they support or oppose the Vatican's ban on adoption by gays. (Full article: 1145 words)

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