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Don't Fire Catholic Teacher for Becoming Pregnant - SIGN PLEASE !

Society & Culture  (tags: Catholic Church, Montana, education, schools, teacher, pregnancy, women, Pope Francis, contracts, hypocricy )

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A beloved Catholic teacher in Montana was just fired simply for becoming pregnant. According to diocesan officials, she's now a bad example for her students.


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Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 12:22 pm
In the Pope Francis era, you'd think that an unmarried woman who becomes pregnant and decides to have the baby, rather than have an abortion, would have the support of her church.

But a beloved Catholic teacher in Montana was just fired simply for becoming pregnant. According to diocesan officials, she's now a bad example for her students.

This is exactly what Pope Francis is getting at when he warns that the church needs to stop being so punitive and sex-obsessed.

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Animae C (507)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 12:32 pm


Debbie G (306)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 12:50 pm
Signed. Thanks Angelika.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 12:58 pm
S&N, Thanks

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:19 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Angelika.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:28 pm
The background story is more highlighted and commented here>

. (0)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:46 pm
Signed and Noted.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 3:49 pm
Ridiculous. I wonder what the Pope would say about this injustice...S+S-thx Angelika

Sam H (410)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 4:21 pm
Come to think of it Mary herself would have been fired for getting pregnant without being married to the Holly Spirit!

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 4:34 pm
A similar comment was made in that other article/s I threw the link for above.

Sam H (410)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 4:38 pm
You mean somebody beat me to it already! Well, for that, I'm 20 butterflies richer!

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 5:59 pm
Noted, signed and shared.

It's so one-sided though. I'm betting if a man was having sex outside marriage, he would not be fired from his job. And, if it was a priest at the school sexually abusing children under his care, I'm betting he would not be fired either. At worst, he would be moved to another school and the charges hidden. It's always one-sided and the deck is always stacked against women. She should have had an abortion; there would then be no proof. I'm sick of religion period and wish more than anything in the world for people to wake the hell up!

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 6:04 pm
So true Susan! As if there had never been any scandals in Catholic church involving men, priests! These contracts must be officially declared invalid!

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 10:51 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Angelika.

Ben O (140)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 3:37 am

Caroline S (78)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 12:15 am
Signed }:-(

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 4:24 am

Winn Adams (179)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 11:57 am

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:06 pm
It was imaculate conception. The holy spirit came to her at night.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:55 pm

Birgit W (160)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 2:21 pm
Signed, thanks.

norma laborie (33)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 2:29 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 2:38 pm
signed and noted thanks

barbara C Horban (56)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 4:52 pm
Noted. Shared abd signed previously

Patsy Olive (0)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 5:40 pm
N & S & tweeted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 6:35 pm
I could maybe understand if the particular school had a strict rule about this but I didn't read of any, so signed.

Vicky P (476)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 7:44 pm
noted, signed, no one has the right to do that no matter where they work, rules or not, it's a school even if it's a religious one, it should still obey laws.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 8:42 pm
Gladly signed. Noted. Many thanks for posting, Angelika.

Ondine J (134)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 10:23 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Angelika

Robert K (31)
Friday February 14, 2014, 1:29 pm
Small minded church people are thousands of times worse examples for students.

Angelika R (143)
Friday February 14, 2014, 2:26 pm
Exactly, Robert!!!

Leanne B (46)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:28 pm
So a secret abortion would have been better for them to let her continue employment? signed.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 12:08 am
noted and signed

Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 5:40 am

Evelyn B (61)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:09 am
Angie - you are SO right about how this goes against what Pope Francis has said:
Time for priests to worry less about judging on God's behalf, and worry more about practicing the spirit of Christianity

pam w (139)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 10:01 am
They're sending a fine message to the students! Want to bet they lose some of the class because it turns them away from Catholicism?

Angelika R (143)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 11:47 am
I HOPE they'll lose many! Would be the only correct consequence and MIGHT help to open some eyes,on both sides!

Angela J (61)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 2:16 pm
Thank you.

Melania Padilla (123)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 8:02 am
Since when catholic women cannot have kids?? Signed.
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