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Superintendent Won’t Reinstate Carla Hale, the Fired Catholic Gay Teacher

Lucia McQuaide, the superintendent of schools for the Catholic Archdiocese of Columbus, will not reinstate Carla Hale. Hale was recently fired from Bishop Watterson High School for disclosing a relationship with a female partner in her mother’s obituary. Hale says she was discriminated against for being gay. Her diocese says she was fired for being [...]

Cincinnati Catholic School Teacher Wins Court Case

The Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati was ordered to pay a former teacher $171,000 earlier this week. A federal jury decided Christa Dias was wrongfully terminated when she was fired by her Catholic school after she became pregnant. Dias told the Cincinnati Enquirer she’s happy about the verdict: “I was relieved. It’s been a very, very long road,” [...]

Catholic High Schools Launch New, “Orthodox” Religion Curriculum

Patrick Baz / AFP/Getty Images Catholic high schools in Northeast Ohio are preparing to use a new religion curriculum featuring “more traditional” teachings on subjects including sin, heresy, mystery and divine revelation, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: “It’s very Gospel-centered, returning to Scripture, returning to the roots of the church,” said [Superintendent of Schools Margaret Lyons]. [...]

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