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Catholic nun told she cannot wear habit in Nebraska school

January 18, 2017

A Catholic religious sister has been told that she cannot wear her habit while teaching in a Nebraska secondary school.

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Sister Madeleine Miller was hired to teach in a public school in Norfolk, but informed that she would not be allowed to wear her habit in the classroom. The policy was based on an old anti-Catholic law, enacted in 1919, which bars distinctive religious garb.

A move is now underway to repeal the old law.


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  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Jan. 19, 2017 11:21 AM ET USA

    How about a burqhua or head scarf?

  • Posted by: garedawg - Jan. 19, 2017 10:34 AM ET USA

    On the bright side, it's refreshing to see that some public schools still have dress codes for their teachers.