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Archdiocese fires Catholic school administrator over support for same-sex marriage

February 14, 2013

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has dismissed a Catholic school’s assistant principal after he refused to remove a blog post expressing support for same-sex marriage.

“I unabashedly believe that gay people SHOULD be allowed to marry. Ethically, morally and legally I believe this,” wrote Mike Moroski, an administrator at Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati. “Gay marriage is NOT something of which to be afraid.”

“I have experienced God more in the past week than my entire life,” the 34-year-old said after his firing. “I feel like I’m on the right track.”

“As a proud Catholic, I’m heartbroken that my belief that all committed, loving couples should be able to make a public pledge to take responsibility for each other for a lifetime has led to this ultimatum,” he added on his blog.

“The expressions of solidarity I have already received from Catholic priests, sisters and justice leaders in the community strengthen my faith during this difficult time,” said Moroski, who cited his “formation in Catholic grade school, high school and three Catholic universities” and “relationship with numerous clergy.”


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  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 14, 2013 6:50 PM ET USA

    The Diocese of Cincinnati send a clear message on Church teaching. The "Catholic priests, sisters and justice leaders" who expressed solidarity with the misguided Church employee will have some explaining to do when they meet their maker. God is not interested in what they believe!