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The state has ended its foster and adoptive care services with Catholic Charities but the religious group isn't going down without a fight.  Springfield diocese executive director Steven Roach says the judge's ruling didn't determine if they're in violation of the new Civil Unions law. 

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Roach says they'll file an appeal by the end of this week.  Meanwhile, the state has not yet started transferring kids out of Catholic Charities care.  Roach says they'll ask the judge to halt that move until the case has been settled.

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