Illinois begins allowing civil unions The GA Voice Editors June 10, 2011 National The new law has prompted several Catholic-affiliated charity groups to cease their adoption efforts, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Catholic Charities in Peoria, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockford and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet have suspended processing applications over objections to the new rights allowed to same-sex couples. SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website 4 + one = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.