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Indy Jesuit School loses recognition of bishop

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Romans 13:3, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Romans 13:3

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  2. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Yep. Saw this on the news tonight. I really wonder why these things are allowed to happen and cause scandal daily. That teacher that was married to another woman is a force to be reckoned with. Now we have this principal. Do they recall they signed a contract with a moral clause in it?
     
  3. Arcangl86

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    And my understanding is that the school chose not to enforce it, and the school is the employer not the diocese.

    ETA: actually based on the Archdiocese's letter it seems that the school doesn't have the moral clause in its contracts.
     
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  4. Michie

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    I live in the area and the school was absolutely connected with the diocese. And is hoping to reconnect with the diocese but only if they change their ways. Which means, Church teaching. Look- don't sign a contract with a moral clause if it does not match your lifestyle. Simple as that. Then sue for cash for something you agreed to and broke in the contract. How blind do we have to be to not see this???
     
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    The media always does stories shrieking how a teacher or even a cafeteria worker has been discriminated against but buried in the story is that they willingly signed morality clauses.
     
  8. Rhamiel

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    The diocese can not fire the teacher but the diocese can say that a particular school within its jurisdiction no longer abides by Christian principles and can no longer call itself a Catholic School
     
  9. Arcangl86

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    Even if the school is run by members of relegious order?
     
  10. Michie

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    Yep. The Bishop overrules everyone in his area under his watch. I have been watching this on the local news and the school and its students is saying that this is something they want to see change in the Church. But the Church cannot change her fundamental teachings without a lot of sidestepping and doublespeak and it still would not hold water.
     
  11. zippy2006

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    Religious Orders have a large degree of autonomy within dioceses. They require the bishop's permission to establish themselves within a diocese, but once they are established they are free to stay with the caveat that their public ministry is always at the mercy of the bishop. That is to say, their ability to preach, celebrate the sacraments, etc. The bishop is free to revoke the Jesuits' faculties within his diocese, but he cannot restrict their secular activity (e.g. teaching at or running a school).

    Some schools are more tightly bound to the diocese and the bishop than others. For example, some might have diocesan priests or the bishop himself on their board of directors or as their principal. Such an arrangement used to be more common than it is today. In this case it is not so. Schools that are not directly linked to the diocese often receive diocesan approval in the sense that they are deemed authentic Catholic schools or universities by the Catholic Church. Today many schools, such as the one in this thread, are losing their Catholic recognition due to the problematic activities that they regularly undertake.
     
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