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In Indianapolis, Catholic School Students Protest Spate of Church Worker Firings

After their teacher was fired for being married to another woman, students at a Catholic school in Indianapolis formed a group to respond and push for a more inclusive church. Shelly Fitzgerald, a co-director of guidance at Roncalli High School, was "abruptly given an ultimatum and required to choose between her job as codirector of guidance or her same-sex marriage," as reported by a new article in U.S. Catholic. Read More

Indianapolis Catholic H.S. Fires Third Employee Due to LGBTQ Issues

A third employee at a Catholic high school in Indianapolis has claimed they were fired in an LGBTQ-related dispute, just as the high school faces a new lawsuit from another terminated employee claiming discrimination. Read More

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

Gay Educator Resigns from Catholic School Because He “Can No Longer Live a Lie”

"What’s the Catholic church teaching us about love?" That’s the title question of a recent article which features the story of Brendan, a gay Australian educator who recently resigned from a Catholic school administrative position after 22 years of service. 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

Fired Roncalli High Employees Describe Struggles for Church Worker Justice

The two LGBTQ church workers terminated by Roncalli High School have spoken out in recent interviews about their quests for justice. Read More

Lesbian Teacher Reports Catholic School Withdrew Contract After Mention of Fianceé

A lesbian teacher has reported that a Catholic school withdrew an employment offer over her sexual orientation. Read More

U.S. Bishops Applaud Trump Administration Proposal Allowing Anti-LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

Top U.S. bishops have welcomed the Trump administration's proposed rule that would allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBTQ employees. Read More

Catholic School Withdraws Teaching Contract Over Social Media Post with Rainbow Colors

A Catholic school has withdrawn a teacher's contract over the teacher's public support for LGBTQ equality, doing so even after that teacher promised to keep such support private going forward. 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