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Emily Herx sues St. Vincent de Paul Catholic SchoolPoetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
It is worth knowing that in the early years, the Church did not ban priests from marrying, nor did it exclusively deny women from clergy.
(CLEVELAND) - A former Catholic School English Teacher named Emily Herx, is taking St. Vincent de Paul School in Fort Wayne, Indiana to court for wrongful firing. She wanted to have a child. As it turns out, the in-vitro fertilization treatments she received are in conflict with the church's teachings.
Herx filed a federal lawsuit against the school and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.
She said in the suit that was filed Friday that she believes the discrimination against her began in 2011 when the school's pastor discovered that she had begun treatments with a fertility doctor, according to the complaint. This was reported by CNN Friday.
Of course it seems the average American doesn't see eye to eye with a religious organization filled with so many cases both known and unknown, of child sex abuse.
What is the connection between papal celibacy and those crimes? It is worth knowing that in the early years, the Church did not ban priests from marrying, nor did it exclusively deny women from clergy. The morally reprehensible and terribly costly court convictions need to end sooner or later, along with the patterns that cause the behavior to go so far off the charts, whatever that may be. -
Emily Herx sues St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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