Pregnant Teacher Loses Appeal, Will Not Get Her Job Back

COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A teacher who was allegedly fired from a Catholic school in Northumberland County because she is unwed and pregnant will not get her job back.

The Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg has denied Naiad Reich's appeal.

Reich says she was let go from Lourdes Regional School near Shamokin after telling the principal she was expecting.

A member of the school board retained a lawyer from Philadelphia to help get the woman reinstated but the Diocese of Harrisburg says the district's decision stands.


  • Nancy Kerestes

    A baby out of wedlock?? Why aren’t the priests that allegedly molest boys excommunicated? They want to set an example, set an example against teenage pregnancy not someone who has been with someone for years and having a baby together. Did she sign a waiver upon being hired saying she would not get pregnant unless she was married?

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