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Trump Administration Backs Archdiocese That Forced Catholic School to Fire Gay Employee

Today's post includes three updates out of Indianapolis regarding church employment disputes. First, the Trump administration has stated its support for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, which is being sued by an employee fired from a Catholic school because of their same-gender marriage. Second, a canon lawyer has said the Vatican's lifting of ecclesiastical suspensions against Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is "exceptional." Third, Shelly Fitzgerald participated in a Democratic presidential debate. Read More

Vatican Suspends Sanctions Against Catholic School that Refused to Fire LGBTQ Teacher

The Vatican has suspended sanctions imposed on a Catholic school that refused to fire an LGBTQ employee while the school appeals the decree of the archbishop who requested the firing and imposed the sanctions. Read More

Indianapolis Catholic Schools Exclude Brebeuf Jesuit Students from Athletic Competition

Catholic schools in Indianapolis have excluded student-athletes at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School from participating in a joint competition, a decision made following the archbishop's decree removing the school's Catholic designation because administrator's refused to discriminate against an LGBTQ employee. Read More
The chapel at Brebuef Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis

Jesuit School Files Vatican Appeal After Archbishop Strips It of Catholic Designation

A high school that lost its Catholic designation for refusing to terminate an LGBTQ employee at the archbishop's request is appealing that decision before the Vatican. Meanwhile, the archbishop has barred the school from holding school-wide Masses. Read More

Hundreds Protest Archbishop’s Policy Behind Multiple LGBTQ Church Worker Firings

Protests have continued in Indianapolis amid ongoing LGBTQ-related church employment disputes, but the archbishop is doubling down on the policies that have led to multiple firings so far. Read More

A Second Catholic School in Indianapolis Fires Gay Teacher

A Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has fired an LGBTQ employee over fears the archbishop would no longer recognize it as a Catholic institution. This decision was announced two days after a neighboring Catholic school was stripped of its formal affiliation with the Archdiocese for standing by an LGBTQ employee. Read More

New Ways Ministry Praises Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Leaders

The leaders of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis have taken a courageous step by standing by their teacher who is involved in a civil same-gender marriage.   Read More