Priest fired from college after man’s email to Rigali

    In the matter of a week, Father Jim St. George went front teaching several classes at Chestnut Hill College to being let go for seemingly no reason. Daily News columnist Ronnie Polaneczky suspects it has something to do with a letter a DN reader sent to Cardinal Justin Rigali.

    In the email, the reader says St. George, an openly gay priest with the Old Catholic Apostolic Church of America, shouldn’t be allowed to teach theology at the college, given his sexual orientation. Since then, neither St. George nor Polaneczky has been able to get an answer from the Catholic college as to why St. George was let go despite glowing reviews from students and fellow faculty.

    Time to tell us what you think: Do the conflicting views of the Old Catholic Apostolic Church of America and the Roman Catholic Church mean a believer in one can’t work for an institution of the other? Feed the Feed.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal