Liberty Journal

All Catholic Schools Take Note of This Case

This could spell the end of Catholic schools. I’ll give you some background info. It all comes down to the term “minister.”

Nine years ago, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment bar suits brought on behalf of ministers against their churches, claiming termination in violation of employment discrimi­nation laws. It’s called the “ministerial exception” and states that religious schools can hire and fire for mission because its employees are not merely employees but minsters.

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