Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Theologian Responds to Catholic Teacher Firings with Ethical Advice

E. Christian Brugger, theologian and senior ethicist for the Culture of Life Foundation, has responded to recent news and controversies in California, Georgia, Montana, Washington,  and elsewhere with an analysis considering the question, “Should school teachers, faculty members or school administrators be terminated if they are found guilty of grave moral misconduct in their private lives?”

That question has arisen several times recently as Catholic schools have discovered concerns with employees such as same-sex weddings and association with Planned Parenthood. Catholic dioceses have tried to codify expectations in employee contracts, including Cincinnati, Columbus, Honolulu, Oakland and Santa Rosa.

Brugger’s analysis is the first of a collaborative series of studies published by The Cardinal Newman Society and the Culture of Life Foundation on moral issues in Catholic education policy.  (more...)

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