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Catholic ecclesial integrity

Catholic ecclesial integrity

The Catholic Church has been strongly criticised for publishing guidance that suggests that school governors and senior staff who are openly gay, remarry after divorce or cohabit with partners could face demotion or the sack.  New guidance published by the Church says that key members of school staff and governors cannot perform their roles if they make "substantive life choices" that are incompatible with Catholic teaching. If heads, deputies, heads of RE and governors enter "non-chaste" relationships outside of Church-approved forms of marriage, "their ability to govern or lead and model Catholic life and faith with ecclesial integrity may cease", it adds.

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