A litany of 'thou shalt nots': Catholic teachers challenge morality clause
What especially rankles critics of the revised contract is the list of "thou shalt nots."
Teachers must sign a promise not to engage in or publicly support several areas of conduct including unmarried cohabitation or sex, using a surrogate mother or in-vitro fertilization, a homosexual lifestyle, and improper use of social media.
"It sounds like a litany of the un-saints," said Roger Rosen, a French and Latin teacher at the same high school where he was valedictorian.
S.Taylor wrote: We should always applaud every effort to raise the moral standard and conscience, that is how a society at least knows what is right even if they don't do it. Of course ultimately it's the heart that needs to be changed or else right living does no eternal good for the individual, and only our Messiah can do that.
Agree, let the critics moan. I find it encouraging that some schools are increasing moral standards of teachers instead of relaxing them.
We should always applaud every effort to raise the moral standard and conscience, that is how a society at least knows what is right even if they don't do it. Of course ultimately it's the heart that needs to be changed or else right living does no eternal good for the individual, and only our Messiah can do that.
Signing this piece of parchment makes me think about how useless putting ones hand on a bible, raising your right hand in court, or whatever, is. Sign away, or swear away...they still lie, and do their thing. I guess it's just about being able to hold people accountable legally.
Nothing new under the sun. Immutable Catholic moral teaching is a matter of public knowledge. It's been online for years. To call yourself a teacher, one at a Catholic institution, and not know this is sheer ignorance. This casts huge suspicion upon their intelligence, ability to research and teach any other obvious subject.
If they don't like it, go get a job where "thou shalt nots" are all but non-existent.
Those Catholic teachers are moral denerates if they refuse to sign and abide by the morality clause. Those Catholic teachers should be fired if they refuse to sign and abide by the moral priciples outlined in the morality clause. If those Catholic teachers are so immoral then they have no business teaching in a Catholic school.
I can't believe these teachers have the gall to call themselves defenders and most ardent supporters of Cafholic education and then turn around and whine about agree to uphold Catholic doctrine that has been in ace for centuries. One teacher, Roaem, is so worried that he can not equally support a gay student as he could a mormal lstudent, Do these so called educators not understand or believe that by supporting them unconditionally and not condemning the sin...they are condemning that student to eternal damnation.... And they think that is caring? Wake up teachers, it is your own members that caused this by filing stupid lawsuits that claim they didn't know Catholic doctrine on moral issues.. If you don't support your own church's teachings ...you should not be teaching it's youth. A true catholic would have no problem signing that morality clause.