The 2013-2014 employment contract for schoolteachers in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati includes a new provision: Teachers must agree that they are “ministerial” employees subject to a morals clause requiring them to live in accordance with Catholic teachings, inside and outside the classroom, regardless of their own personal faith.
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The new employment contract for schoolteachers in the Cincinnati archdiocese includes a new clause stating that the employee “shall understand and fulfill his/her duties as a Ministerial employee of the School/Educational Office and serve as a Catholic role model, inside and outside of the classroom, regardless of his/her personal beliefs or other religious affiliation; (and) comply with and act consistently in accordance with the stated philosophy and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, which include certain proscriptions on personal behavior not adhering to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church that could be detrimental to the Employee’s ability to serve as a Catholic role model….”