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Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati Loses. Artificially Inseminated Lesbian Teacher Christa Dias Awarded $170,000 Comments

The Catholic Church was just fined by a civil jury for insisting that an employee at a Catholic School abide by the moral teaching of the Catholic Church. In the wake of the growing hostility toward the Church and the increasing violations against the Free Exercise of Religion in the United States, this verdict is a metaphorical warning shot across the bow.  Continue Reading

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  1. Anthony Coffey
    1 year ago

    Homosexuality is a compulsion it differs from alcoholism which is an addiction. It cannot be compared to matrimony because the purpose of matrimony is procreation.

    While a lesbian can through medical science become pregnant, it is a shame of the medical profession and an abuse of medical science since it denies the purpose of marriage as an institution the bulwark of family created by God.

    A lesbian should not be allowed teach children because of the potential damage they can do when the young's emotions are often in turmoil.

  2. Frances Holmes
    1 year ago

    Cardinal George indicated that he will likely die in his bed, whereas the next generation of priests may die in prison or be persecuted. Fr. Joseph Esper of the Diocese of New York has observed that we are slipping quicky and are than midway toward persecution. The five steps that he has identified are: 1. Stigmatize/Stereotype. Sandra Fluck and Obama were able to achieve that by their actions with what they deem to be 'reproductive rights.' 2.Marginalize 3. Vilify; 4. Criminalize (upcoming in August with the HHS mandate penalties. 5. Terrorize/Persecute. The terrorization has already been taking place with the IRS putting Catholic and conser- vative groups through scrutiny or with Homeland Security naming military veterans, prolife people, Evangelicals Catholics and orthodox jews as the terrorists!!!

    This is most obvious now with this case as most news announcement only indicate this woman who has sued the diocese of Cincinnati as single and unwed and has ignored that she is a lesbian who chose to get pregnant through invitro fertilizations--two violations of the Natural Law and that the courts are taking away the Church's freedom of religion!!

  3. PaulH
    1 year ago

    In this Cincinnatian's point of view this was all preventable. She was a computer skills teacher and the AOC could have just refused to renew her contract at the end of the school year. They chose to do a publicity stunt and make a big deal by firing her. It backfired and they lost. They should not have lost but avoiding juries is the highest priority of any good lawyer. Taking it to Federal court was smart on their behalf. They judge shopped for one of the most liberal on the bench. The judge and her famous (now disbarred) husband are also famous for Clinton and Obama fundraisers at their estate. The Archdiocese acted to remove one teacher and just a few days ago the Archbishop very publicly signed a pledge to work closely with the Girl Scouts due to all their mutual goals. LifeSite News reported the "lovefest" that the Girl Scouts recently demonstrated at the Planned Parenthood Convention. Removing an undesireable teacher is a small but important step, selling the souls of thousands of little girls is a giant leap. The old "hey, look over here, I'm doing something wonderful" while actually doing tremendous harm is a move that Screwtape himself would be so proud to teach.

  4. Valerie
    1 year ago

    Staszec: It isn't necessarily doctrine that the teachers are expected to follow, but setting a good, moral example for the students. That is why non-Catholics can be and are hired at Catholics schools across the country.

    Oh, and the rhythm method no longer exists and is not encouraged by the Church because it is outdated. Instead, Natural Family Planning and Natural Procreative Technology (NaPro), which are both highly effective, safe, eco-friendly, and are used to treat and cure a variety of ailments including infertility, are actively promoted by the Catholic Church.

  5. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    How did Jesus handle the opposition? He did not argue His case in front of Pilate using Roman Law. His response was primarily silence. What if we as Catholics were more active in finding ways to proclaim the Gospel, rejoicing in the opportunities given us to do so, accepting suffering as a way of giving witness to the reign of God? Should we be anxious about how people treat us? Love casts out fear. Love your enemies. Do good to those who persecute you. These are the guidelines for those who follow Jesus Christ.

  6. Martha
    1 year ago

    Prayers for her and her baby. Studies show children are far more well adjusted and successful in traditional families. I pray she wants the best for her child and is not out for internet glory. She cannot be be fulfilled....a clear conscience makes a nice pillow! She knows, ....God talks to her heart like He talks to every human. Let's pray she hears.

  7. SaraPalen
    1 year ago

    Deacon Keith, how about a lesson in the mission of Catholic education?

    It matters not what subject is being taught. My child has a right in a Cathollic school to be guided by Gospel principles in a Christ-centerd way in word and in action according to the teachings of the Church the whole day through. All teachers in Catholic schools serve its mission.

    The courts have also ruled on undue interference with free exercise by the government.
    The scool has a right to choose its ministers.

  8. John
    1 year ago

    Not only the diocese should appeal, but this teacher should be prosecuted for lying and for breaking the contract. This verdict by the jury and judge, reminds me of monkey business. Catholics and all law abiding Christians and All Believers in the 10 commandments and the Christian principles , wake up and fight for what is Right and Sacred or else you will lose it.

  9. DLL
    1 year ago

    Mr Pieczonka: your points are very good and well taken. I feel though,actually I know,that Gods laws are simpler and easier to understand than human man made laws that are forever changing. Gods Laws are superior to man's man made variable laws,that are not the same worldwide,as every country has a different set of laws,rules and regulations. The laws of God are human right laws in fairness to all,based on good faith and reason. If one is in compliance with God's supernatural laws they will be more willing to comply with the secular laws of the land,as long as those laws are reasonably applicable to societies in general and to the protection of human rights,dignity and respect for all persons. The law suit is a vise that distorts reasonable aspects of the law many times,so that the settlement becomes one sided sometimes wrong and often unreasonably advantageous,for a party that is trying to make a wildly advantageous financial settlement for themselves. The Church has been grossly mistreated in this case as the settlement was unjust because it was unreasonably expensive financially. This is more of a matter of erronous practical law than it is of "religion" so to speak.

  10. Lily P.
    1 year ago

    This is clear evidence that when these individuals apply for a teaching job at a Catholic school they are not honest to school administrators in terms of sexual orientation or practicing the faith. I'm led to believe that certain individuals do this to spite the church, to play the victim card and best humiliate the church. The church needs to take a strong stance and appeal the case and reassert that the teacher was cognizant of the consequences should a breach of contract occur. And this time with strong legal representation with full knowledge of Catholic doctrine to rightfully defend the school's decision.

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