(INDIANAPOLIS) – Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School announced Monday that it is appealing the decision by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to revoke its recognition as a Catholic institution.
The decision by the Archdiocese came after Brebeuf refused to adhere to a directive from Archbishop Charles Thompson and fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage.
The school said they are currently in the second stage of the appeal process, which has the school appealing to the Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome. The first step in the process was appealing to Archibiship to reconsider his decision, which he declined to do, the school says.
It’s unclear how long the appeal process will last.
The school released a statement about the ongoing process that said in part:
“We are disappointed and saddened by the Archbishop’s decision; however, our appeal includes our request for the ability to have school Masses on campus once again. We earnestly hope to be able to celebrate the Eucharist as an entire school community again in the near future. However, we must, and do, acknowledge the authority of the Archbishop with respect to the celebration of Mass within the Archdiocese.”