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Cincinnati Catholic Teacher Contract Specifies ’Lifestyle’ Firing Offenses

By Lisa Cornwell | Friday Apr 4, 2014
A new contract proposal from the diocese specifies some violations of Catholic doctrine that could put teachers out of a job - including abortion, artificial insemination and "homosexual lifestyles" - and extends violations to include public support

AG Coakley Backs Gay Couple In Dispute With Church

Friday Mar 14, 2014
James Fairbanks and Alain Beret filed their lawsuit in Worcester Superior Court in 2012. They allege that in the middle of negotiations to buy Oakhurst, a former retreat center affiliated with the diocese, church officials suddenly pulled out.

Fired Seattle Vice Principal To File Lawsuit

Friday Mar 7, 2014
Gay Vice-Principal Mark Zmuda, who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic High School, says he plans to file a lawsuit against the school and the Seattle Archdiocese on Friday.

UN Committee Blasts Vatican on Sex Abuse, Abortion

By Nicole Windfield | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
The Vatican "systematically" adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, a U.N. human rights committee said, urging it to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed their crimes.

Sister Resigns After Wash. Catholic School Turmoil

Wednesday Jan 22, 2014
The president of a suburban Seattle Catholic school has resigned in the turmoil following the school’s decision to force out a vice principal who married his same-sex partner.

Sex Abuse Files On 30 Chicago Priests Going Public

By Tammy Weber | Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
Thousands of pages of documents showing how the Archdiocese of Chicago handled the sexual abuse of children by priests will be made public Tuesday, providing the broadest look yet into the details of what the archdiocese knew and did - or didn’t do

Alumni Outraged Over Firing of Gay Teacher in Ohio

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
The Catholic Diocese of Toledo is backing a Roman Catholic school that parted ways with a gay teacher.

Nun To Fired Gay Educator: Get A Divorce And Keep Your Job

Monday Jan 6, 2014
A former vice principal at a Catholic school said he was fired for marrying his male partner and that the school’s leader suggested he could get a divorce to keep the job.

Pope Reaches Out to ’Indifferent’ Catholics

Monday Jan 6, 2014
Pope Francis offered another gesture to Catholics who are estranged from the church, saying Monday he respects them but that God is waiting for them.

Supporters of Fired Gay Vice Principal Rally in Seattle Again

Sunday Jan 5, 2014
Dozens of people are continuing to demonstrate in support of a former Catholic high school vice principal who was forced to resign after marrying his partner.