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Catholic school gets new slogan after racist videos, threat

Aug. 23, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A private Catholic high school is South Carolina has unveiled a new slogan after a student was accused of making racist videos and threatening his school. The State newspaper reports the new motto for Cardinal Newman was proposed by a group of seniors and revealed Thursday to say, "We...

Church: Free speech protects decision to fire teacher

Aug. 22, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Catholic church leaders in Indianapolis are citing the First Amendment as a defense to a lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired because he's in a same-sex marriage. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit by Joshua Payne-Elliott, who worked at...

Suit: Catholic school fired unwed teacher for being pregnant

Aug. 20, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former teacher at a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, alleges in a lawsuit that she was fired because she was pregnant and unmarried. The Kansas City Star reports that a jury trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Michelle Bolen's lawsuit against the principal of St....

Sheriff: Investigation closed in racist videos, threat case

Aug. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff said Monday that no one else will be charged after last month's arrest of a Catholic high school student accused of making racist videos and charged with threatening to shoot people at his private school. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced at a news...

Over 400 sex abuse suits filed as litigation window opens

Aug. 14, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations. Hundreds of...

Indianapolis Jesuit school appeals archbishop's decree

Aug. 5, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Jesuit high school that the Indianapolis Archdiocese no longer recognizes as Catholi c because it refused to fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage says it's appealing that decision to the Vatican. Brebeuf Preparatory School President the Rev. Bill Verbryke sent a letter to the school...

Gay counselor sues Indianapolis archdiocese over her firing

Jul. 29, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A gay guidance counselor is suing the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, accusing it of discrimination for firing her because she's in a same-sex marriage. Lynn Starkey filed her federal lawsuit Monday against the archdiocese and Roncalli High School. The Indianapolis Star reports...

Indiana teacher fired for same-sex marriage sues archdiocese

Jul. 10, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school because he's in a same-sex marriage is suing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for interfering in his teaching contract. The teacher, Joshua Payne-Elliott, sued the archdiocese Wednesday in Marion County court, seeking...

Catholic school to help fired teacher find new job

Jul. 9, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney says a Catholic high school teacher fired for being in a same-sex marriage has reached a settlement in which the Indianapolis school will help the teacher with future employment options. Attorney Kathleen DeLaney announced the settlement with Cathedral High School in a news...

Pennsylvania sets aside security dollars for private schools

Jul. 5, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is setting aside money to help private schools with security needs after requests for help, including from Jewish day schools near the Pittsburgh synagogue that was the site of a mass shooting. Budget-related legislation signed last week by Gov. Tom Wolf earmarks $3.2...