When a Catholic school punishes a teacher for being pregnant out of wedlock by firing her, three things are communicated:
1) The Church doesn’t really believe all that mercy stuff;
2) The Church doesn’t really believe in supporting women in crisis pregnancies and they might as well abort for all we care;
3) What matters is not the sin of contraception but the sin of getting caught.
A little mercy never hurt anybody. The school should give her the job back. There are ways of dealing with such matters without totally destroying the woman’s livelihood.By the way, Erin has written a novel! Her first children’s science fiction book for ages 8-12. For more information or for links to purchase, please click here.