A POPULAR school principal has been suspended by the Catholic Church for getting remarried.
Paul Cronin was ordered out of the school when he legally remarried but failed to receive an annulment from the church for his first marriage.
He was suspended from Holy Family Catholic Primary School at Skennars Head on the Far North Coast for what the Catholic Education Office (CEO) described as his "marital status in the eyes of the Catholic Church".
The decision, announced last week, has angered parents, who held a crisis meeting yesterday in an attempt to get Mr Cronin reinstated.
Mr Cronin couldn’t be contacted yesterday but his new wife, Kerryn, said from their home: "I obviously have to respect the position he’s in. He appreciates the support he has received but I probably shouldn’t say anything until he’s ready to do so."
Mr Cronin has two children from his previous marriage, a boy and a girl.
Parent Julie Earl said the school community had been kept in the dark.
Why is it that every time someone get’s sacked from a Catholic school they are always a popular teacher? Why aren’t we sacking unpopular ones? As far as being an excellent leader goes, I thought part of leadership was leading by example?