Edit: a Catholic teacher has been fired from her job for saying uncontroversial, Catholic things that are nevertheless a scandal to the Bishop.
We'd encourage all of you to muster as much indignation and respect as you can and denounce this disgrace. Thanks.
Here's the letter from the Bishop, attempting to justify his act:
March 20 at 5:46pm ·
Bishop Bootkoski's statement on status of teacher at Immaculata High School, Somerville
20 Mar 2015
My dear brothers and sisters,
We are a compassionate Catholic community committed to treating our students, faculty and parishioners with respect. We have never wavered from our traditional Catholic teachings.
To that end we need to correct some misstatements with regard to the teacher in question.
The teacher’s comments were disturbing and do not reflect the Church’s teachings of acceptance. However, she has never been terminated, as some media outlets have reported. She has been put on administrative leave. There has been no interruption in her pay and benefits.
Pope Francis reminds us that we are to accept all of our brethren. We must ensure that our educators steer away from harsh and judgmental statements that can alienate and divide us.
We regret that certain individuals and groups are using inaccurate media reports to push their own agendas. [The only agenda we see at work here is a modernist one on the part of Your Lordship.]