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The Nation : Curran Loses Suit in Loss of Teaching Job

District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg rejected dissenting theologian Charles E. Curran’s suit against Catholic University of America, ruling the school was within its rights in barring him from teaching theology there. Curran, a priest criticized by Vatican officials for his positions on abortion, homosexuality and other matters of sexual ethics, had argued in court that the school breached his contract by removing him as a teacher of moral theology courses. He said he would not appeal. Curran, who had taught at Catholic University since 1965, was suspended in early 1987 and was formally told last year that he could not return as a theology teacher. After his departure he taught as a visiting professor at Cornell University and is currently teaching at USC.


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