Vatican suspends archbishop’s order against Indiana school

first_img A woman holds a rosary as she waits for Pope Francis to preside over the celebration of Divine Liturgy and the beatification of seven martyred bishops of the Eastern-rite Romanian Catholic Church, in Blaj, Romania, Sunday, June 2, 2019. Francis is travelling across Romania to visit its far-flung Catholic communities to make up for the fact that St. John Paul II was only allowed to visit the capital, Bucharest, in 1999 in the first papal visit to a majority Orthodox country. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Jesuit-run high school that refused to fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage will be allowed to resume all-school Masses while it appeals its status as a Catholic school.The leader of Brabeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis announced Monday that the Vatican had temporarily suspended Archbishop Charles Thompson’s decree withdrawing Brebeuf’s Catholic recognition.Brebeuf President Rev. Bill Verbryke says the suspension will allow it to hold Masses while the school’s appeal is considered. The archdiocese says the temporary suspension is common practice and does not affect the outcome of the appeal.Thompson withdrew Brebeuf’s recognition in June after it wouldn’t fire teacher Layton Payne-Elliott. His husband, meanwhile, lost his teaching job at Cathedral High School when that school followed Thompson’s directive. Joshua Payne-Elliott is suing the archdiocese. Facebook By Associated Press – September 24, 2019 0 247 IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Twitter Google+ Pinterest Vatican suspends archbishop’s order against Indiana school Previous articleSouth Bend man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornNext articleFire breaks out at Mi Camino Real in Plymouth Tuesday Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. WhatsApp Facebook Google+last_img read more