CLEVELAND — A teacher who said a Roman Catholic school fired her because she remarried without obtaining an annulment from the church has sued the school, its principal and a pastor.
Vicki Manno, 47, and her new husband, Michael Yasenchack, 43, filed a lawsuit Friday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court against St. Felicitas Elementary School in suburban Euclid, principal Ann Marie Woyma and the Rev. Richard Bober, pastor of St. Felicitas Church.
The couple are asking for damages in excess of $275,000 and have accused the defendants of breach of contract and age discrimination.
…An annulment is a declaration by an ecclesiastical tribunal that a marriage was invalid for reasons such as immaturity or the lack of a true marital commitment.
…Manno and her husband, who say they remain regular churchgoers, said they consider the annulment process a remnant of the Middle Ages.
Well I guess the Church just got Medieval on her. I think her woeful lack of knowledge about the Church should have been enough to get her fired. We don’t need teachers in a Catholic school undermining the faith, we have had enough of that.
Earlier this week Amy Welborn posted a similar story about another woman Mrs. Meacham who was fired after Bishop Roger Foys received an anonymous letter about her divorce and remarriage without an annulment.