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Fri Jun 21, 2019, 02:54 AM

Archdiocese: School with gay teacher can't use Catholic name

Source: Associated Press

Archdiocese: School with gay teacher can’t use Catholic name

June 20, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Archdiocese of Indianapolis no longer will recognize a Jesuit high school as Catholic because it refuses to fire a teacher who’s in a same-sex marriage, it announced Thursday.

A decree to be issued Friday by Archbishop Charles Thompson says that Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School “can no longer use the name Catholic and will no longer be identified or recognized as a Catholic institution.”

“Whether they teach religion or not, all ministers in their professional and private lives must convey and be supportive of Catholic Church teaching. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis recognizes all teachers, guidance counselors and administrators as ministers,” the archdiocese said in a statement Thursday.

Archdiocesan-operated Indianapolis Roncalli High School has fired or suspended two guidance counselors in the past year because they’re both in same-sex marriages.

However, Brebeuf is independent of the archdiocese despite being located in it and has “always maintained control of our school’s operations and governance, including our personnel decisions,” the school’s leaders said in an open letter Thursday. The Indianapolis school has 793 students in grades 9-12, with a faculty and staff of 132.


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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 09:57 PM

1. Update: To save its 'Catholic identity,' Indianapolis' Cathedral High School is firing a gay teacher


To save its 'Catholic identity,' Indianapolis' Cathedral High School is firing a gay teacher

INDIANAPOLIS — Just days after the Archdiocese of Indianapolis cut ties with one Catholic high school over its decision to continue to employee a gay teacher, another school is firing one of its educators to avoid the same fate.

Cathedral High School, located on the northeast side of Indianapolis, announced Sunday it is terminating a gay teacher in order to avoid a split with the archdiocese, which, last week, stripped Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School of its Catholic identity.

Brebeuf refused to fire its educator, who is in a public same-sex marriage.

Cathedral's board Chairman Matt Cohoat and President Rob Bridges posted a letter on the school's website announcing the decision to "separate" from a teacher in a public same-sex marriage. The letter is addressed to the "Cathedral family."


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