The next time something like this happens, and the school decides the only recourse is termination, and it looks like it’s going to generate a lot of bad publicity, the principal of the school should call a press conference.
And this is what he should say:
Ladies and gentlemen of the press,
Thank you for coming here today.
A few weeks ago, Mary Jane Doe, a talented woman who serves as a teacher in our school, came to us with the news that she is expecting a child. Mary Jane is unmarried.
Confronted with this news, we considered prayerfully and thoughtfully our options as an institution that is charged with forming the minds and hearts of young people. We also considered our purpose and mission as an institution that is first and foremost Catholic.
In consultation with Mary Jane and with other members of the school leadership, we are announcing the following….