Fired Church Worker Still Proclaims Justice, Even After Diocese Settles Lawsuit

There’s a feeling you get when you’re in the presence of someone holy. It’s different than when you meet a celebrity. With a celebrity, you feel awe because of their reputation, and tend to feel a little diminished in yourself.…

Catholicism, Employment, & LGBT Issues

Employees of Catholic Institutions Who Have Been Fired, Forced to Resign, Had Offers Rescinded, or Had Their Jobs Threatened Because of LGBT Issues (Includes Dioceses with New Restrictive Contract Clauses, Positive Responses, Updates on Legal Cases, and Resources)  (updated November 4, 2016)  Compiled by…

Cincinnati Archdiocese’s New Morality Clauses Set Troubling Precedents

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has amplified the morality clause in its contract for Catholic school employees to ensure that those deemed to be living outside certain Church teachings can easily be fired, including lesbian and gay couples in committed or…

Resignation of Gay President from Catholic H.S. Highlights Dilemma

The president of a prominent Catholic high school in Minnesota has resigned because of his committed  same-gender relationship, in a non-adversarial and yet negative moment for Catholic education. Board members Mark Motzel and Mary Wilcox wrote a letter to the Totino-Grace…

Pregnant Lesbian Teacher Wins Case Against Archdiocese

A jury has fined the Archdiocese of Cincinnati $171,000 for discriminating against a lesbian teacher who they fired from Catholic schools after she became pregnant by artificial insemination. Christa Dias was fired in 2010 from her job as a computer…