The Case Of the Immoral Teacher. Can a Catholic school dismiss an educator for breaking church tenets?
IN MARCH 2010,Emily Herx and her husband began in vitro fertilization—a process in which an egg and sperm are combined in a lab and then transferred to the uterus— in hopes that she would become pregnant. As part of the procedure, she needed to take a few days off from her job as a language arts teacher at St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic school in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
So in February, she e-mailed the school’s principal, Sandra Guffey, who wrote back in support: “You are in my prayers.” Unfortunately, the IVFfailed. The following spring, Herx and her husband began a second round of IVF. When Herx requested time off, she was called in to a meeting with Monsignor John Kuzmich, the pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Lembaga kursus bahasa inggris terbaik Joga
Kuzmich told her that another teacher had complained about Herx’s participation in IVF,and the monsignor feared a “scandal” if word of her treatment got out further. When she was hired, Herx had signed what amounted to a “morals clause” in which she’d agreed to conduct herself “in accordance with the … teaching, authority, law, and governance of the church.” However, Herx claimed that this was the first time she had been informed that receiving fertility treatments was in violation of those teachings. Tempat kursus bahasa inggris di jogja.