Indiana Catholic School Tells Guidance Counselor to Dissolve Same-sex Marriage or be Fired

Roncalli High School of Indianapolis, Indiana

A Catholic school in Indiana might fire a guidance counselor who didn’t reveal that she’s in a same-sex marriage, which is contrary to Church teaching on sexual ethics.

Roncalli High School, which is overseen by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has garnered much attention in response to reports that staff member Shelley Fitzgerald was told to either dissolve her same-sex marriage or be dismissed.

In a statement posted to its Facebook page Sunday, school officials said they don’t “discuss specific details of school personnel matters.”

“Roncalli takes seriously its responsibility to treat all employees fairly and to not discuss their employment record in a public forum,” Roncalli stated. “All employees must be afforded the right to have their individual situations reviewed in a fair, professional and private manner.”

The school went on to note that as an entity overseen by the Roman Catholic Church, they are obligated to have faculty and staff that “are vital ministers in sharing the mission of the Church.”

“As role models for students, the personal conduct of every teacher, guidance counselor and administrator and staff member, both at school and away from school, must convey and be supportive of the teachings of the Catholic Church,” continued the school.

“These teachings include, but are not limited to: honoring the dignity of each human life from conception to natural death, care for God’s creation, and the belief that all persons are called to respect human sexuality and its expression in the sacrament of marriage between a man and a woman as a sign of God’s love and fidelity to His Church.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski