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As Catholic Church firings continue, Catholics are speaking out against them

by Shaun Knittel – SGN Associate Editor Last December I found myself surrounded by a tremendous number of high school students – turned activists – and they just so happened to be Catholic. I know. Crazy, right? Well, not so much anymore. The students, who attended Eastside Catholic and Holy Names (there were more) numbered in the hundreds and I led them in a chant outside of Seattle’s Archdiocese’ office, ‘CHANGE THE CHURCH!’ The students were angry, as were a whole heck of a lot of parents and alumni, that Mark Zmuda, the school’s vice principal, was forced to leave his job because the Church found out he had legally married a man earlier that summer. Allegedly, the Archbishop ordered the firing, but the nun who was in charge said that wasn’t the case and, well, to this day, nobody is really sure exactly why or how it went down. The point is though, that the students – the future leadership and membership of the Church – had had enough and wa

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