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Employment Updates

Employees of Catholic Institutions Who Have Been Fired, Forced to Resign, Had Offers Rescinded, or Had Their Jobs…

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Fired Teacher "Overjoyed" by Catholic School's New LGBT Policy; School Apologizes While Diocese Remains Quiet

The decision by Portland’s St. Mary’s Academy (SMA) to positively alter its employment policies after firing a gay staff member was a landmark one. That shift was prompted by a school community which rallied quickly against injustice and an administration open to new ways of being in the church. While the staff member is “overjoyed” by this, it seems the Archbishop Alexander Sample and the Diocese of Portland do not share that joy.

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Snapshots of LGBT-Friendly Catholic Communities

Catholic parishes and faith communities that welcome and affirm LGBT people have had their profiles raised this past summer with Fr. James Martin’s talk about inclusive Catholic communities at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland.  On Monday, Bondings 2.0 ran a post examining how welcoming a welcoming parish really is.  Today’s post continues that discussion.