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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Montana Diocese Fires Unwed Catholic School Teacher Because of her Pregnancy

The Missoulian: Montana diocese defends firing of unwed pregnant Catholic school teacher:

The Diocese of Helena is defending its decision to fire an unwed Butte Central teacher because she is pregnant.

Shaela Evenson “made a willful decision to violate the terms of her contract,” which requires her to follow Catholic teachings in both her personal and professional life, Superintendent Patrick Haggarty said Tuesday. “It’s a sensitive issue, and it’s unfortunate all around.” . . .

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