Skip to comments.A litany of 'thou shalt nots': Catholic teachers challenge morality clause
Posted on 05/31/2014 1:59:14 PM PDT by yongin
If you want to teach at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, regardless of your religion, you must be willing to sign a detailed morality clause that critics say focuses on "pelvic issues."
The revised contracts forbid teachers from -- among other things -- living together or having sex outside of marriage, using in-vitro fertilization, a gay "lifestyle," or publicly supporting any of those things.
The system's 2,200 current teachers must sign the agreement to stay on the job.
"It is an embarrassment and a scandal, and will drive even more Catholics away from an institution so out of touch with its times," said Robert Hague, a high school English teacher for 50 years.
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He's leaving his job rather than sign because he's opposed to "the language, the intent, and the tone of this contract," he says.
The revised morality clause goes beyond more general standard language requiring teachers -- Catholic or not -- to adhere to Catholic doctrine.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
They don’t sound very Catholic to me, these headline writers can’t get anything right
I find it odd that so many Catholic high schools have it right when it comes to these types of moral issues.
But the Catholic colleges and universities? They can be as sick and pervserse as any state or public school.
The saga over the Cincy Catholic teacher contracts is making national news now.
Yeah, c'mon, sexual morality is so old-fashioned.
said Robert Hague, a high school English teacher for 50 years. He's leaving his job rather than sign because he's opposed to "the language, the intent, and the tone of this contract,"
Actually, he's leaving his job because he has to pee every 20 minutes.
“It is an embarrassment and a scandal”
Phony scandals PING!
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On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."
So lose touch with your paycheck. Problem solved.
Good riddance, Robert Hague. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
See this is what happens when you don’t have nuns, and just any old yahoo teaching in Catholic schools.
“”It is an embarrassment and a scandal, and will drive even more Catholics away from an institution so out of touch with its times,” said Robert Hague, a high school English teacher for 50 years.”
Why does this idiot English teacher think Catholic parents send their kids to Catholic School in the first place? To learn about how to sin against their religion?
If they closed all the Catholic schools, his school tax would skyrocket. And he would find some way to blame the Catholic schools. Idiot!
I guess compromising your principles does have a price.
What part of “Catholic school” didn’t you understand?
As the alum of a Protestant junior-senior high, I’d reply, no, you want the archdiocese to pay you to be a public-school teacher. And the archdiocese should have the right, as should my alma mater and its affiliated grade school, to tell you that if you want to be held to public-school morals clauses, go look for work in public schools.
This is reporting?
I hope for two things right off the bat: I hope Archbishop Schnurr will stick to his guns, put up his dukes, and in mixed-martial-metaphorical style batten dow the hatches and stick with his policy.
I also hope he will find many "teachable moments" in which he can direct, guide, and catechize his flock and the community at large.
Another obvious proof tht we are decades behind on that.
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