Must Maintain Appearances
If this woman had gotten an abortion, she would still have her job.
Michelle McCusker, 26, who is 4½ months pregnant, was fired last month from St. Rose of Lima School in Queens, N.Y., for violating “the tenets of Catholic morality,” according to her termination letter signed by the principal.
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The young teacher said that less than a week after telling the principal that she was pregnant, keeping the baby and had no plans to marry, she got the ax.
“I don’t understand how a religion that prides itself on forgiving and on valuing life could terminate me because I’m pregnant,” she said sobbing, with her parents at her side.
Excellent question, Michelle.
This is the same organization that refused to fire molester priests until the situation exploded into a nationwide scandal. The same organization that asked for the resignation of an embezzling priest but failed to notify law enforcement. The same organization that would welcome back a former bishop (free registration required) who broke his vow of celibacy and secretly fathered a child.
It is apparent that many Catholic leaders are more worried about promoting and preserving an image of purity than actually doing the right thing. The hypocrisy is disgusting.