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Judge Rules Against Cincinnati Archdiocese in Firing of Catholic School Employee
Catholic Culture ^ | 2/8/13

Posted on 02/08/2013 3:05:44 PM PST by marshmallow

A senior US district court judge has ruled against the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in a case involving the dismissal of an employee who became pregnant by artificial insemination.

Christa Dias, a computer technology coordinator at two schools, alleged that the archdiocese violated laws barring discrimination against pregnant employees. The archdiocese, in turn, invoked the ministerial exception to anti-discrimination laws.

Judge S. Arthur Spiegel ruled that the ministerial exception, which was unanimously upheld last year by the United States Supreme Court, does not apply to non-Catholic employees such as Dias who do not teach Catholic doctrine.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture

1 posted on 02/08/2013 3:05:48 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

So, the unintended consequence is: require all lay-teachers and support people who are not in religious orders to teach at least one hour from the catechism every school term. Effectively end the employment of those who have purely secular responsibility.

3 posted on 02/08/2013 3:24:38 PM PST by FredZarguna (The bumper sticker on Jack Lambert's pickup read "Warning: I don't brake for liberals.")
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To: Tzar

The article does not say whether she is married. If she is not married, then any pregnancy is very strong evidence that she engaged in activity contrary to Catholic morality.

4 posted on 02/08/2013 3:40:18 PM PST by Tax-chick (Watch out for spiders.)
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To: marshmallow

An appointee of that peanut farmer.

5 posted on 02/08/2013 3:42:50 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Tax-chick; marshmallow
Why she did not conceal from the church how she became pregnant, made me suspect that there was more here than stated. So I checked the FULL DECISION linked at the bottom of the article [direct-link] and lo and behold I found that the gay-mafia has their prints on yet another instance of cultural warfare by litigation:

"However, discovery also yielded facts that Plaintiff admitted she was in a long-tem homosexual relationship during her employment, and that she kept such fact secret from the Defendants" (Excerpt from p.14)

6 posted on 02/08/2013 4:19:42 PM PST by drpix
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To: marshmallow

The biggest irony is the law prohibits Catholic institutions from hiring for “non-ministerial” positions based upon religious affiliation.

Can’t even ask the question if they go to Church or not.

7 posted on 02/08/2013 4:40:46 PM PST by Bayard
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To: Bayard
That's not irony, it's an intrinsic part of a ruling nobility staying in power.
Those who are accepted as part of the nobility are subject to rules 1, 5, 8, and 12, while serfs are subject to all one hundred of the rules. A useful enough serf may from time to time have a few rules waived but only on a case by case basis based on the whim of the noble they serve.

The "damned if you do, damned if you don't" approach to how laws apply to serfs is standard practice in societies ruled by a nobility. We have a nation where a nobility rules and we've had one since about a decade after Carter pushed Civil Service unions through. That freed the nobilty from relying on those in other unions who still had some degree of connection to the serfs and the realities serfs deal with.

Once the nobility in this country have total control of the military they'll have the whole ball of wax and be self-sustaining. We're ten or fifteen years away from that point, but no more. It all comes down to what those born in the sixties and seventies want for a future and what they'll do about it. Those born in the eighties should be the group to make a difference but they've been shaped by the education machine Carter created and so too large a percentage of them still believe the system is in good shape.

The rule set the nobility use is always from the same Father of Lies and always leads to the same disastrous end sooner or later. Those of us trapped in time cannot understand the timing of the disaster but we can be sure it's coming sooner or later to any society that doesn't repent the way Nineveh did. How often does that society wide repentance happen?

JMHO on the subject

8 posted on 02/08/2013 10:53:34 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: drpix

Thanks, I appreciate your doing the digging!

9 posted on 02/09/2013 2:09:36 AM PST by Tax-chick (Watch out for spiders.)
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