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Ohio teacher sues Cincinnati archdiocese after dismissal for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

Catholic World News - January 04, 2013

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, is defending the decision to dismiss a Catholic-school teacher who became pregnant outside marriage.

Kathleen Quinlan has filed a lawsuit, claiming that her dismissal from the Ascension School in Kettering was the result of sexual discrimination, since the archdiocese does not fire male employees who engage in extra-marital relations. The archdiocese says that her dismissal was necessary because of an “open violation of Catholic teachings.” A Church spokesman admitted that it is unfortunate the young woman is left without medical benefits, but said her pregnancy would have set “a horrible example to the children.”

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  • Posted by: Defender - Jan. 06, 2013 4:14 AM ET USA

    What of those teachers and administrators who ignore or are openly critical of Church teachings? Don't they also cause grave harm to the students who hear or see them express their distain for the Magisterium?

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