In Cincinnati, a pastor abruptly fired a school principal, and hilarity did not ensue.
Here's what happened: Last week, the pastor, one Marc Sherlock, announced that the principal, one Bob Herring, had been fired, and the only thing he would say is that it was because of "philosophical differences."
At the staff meeting, she said the Nativity pastor informed teachers that Herring was no longer principal.
His keys and computer had been confiscated and the principal of nearly 20 years had been escorted from the building.
The school is apparently an excellent one, and the reasons for the firing remain mysterious.
So I did a little digging, hoping to find some philosophies expressed by someone somewhere, and this is all I came up with, from an article in the Catholic Cincinnati paper about Voice of the Faithful
It seems that this parish has one of the two chapters of VOTF (at the time of the article - August) and the principal's wife organized it. Lest you get too excited, and think this explains it, though, note what the pastor says in the article:
Herring expressed her gratitude for the support of Nativity’s pastor, Father Marc Sherlock, who has attended one of the group’s meetings. "I find the Voice of the Faithful group that meets at Nativity to be very committed Catholics who have the good of the Church at heart," said Father Sherlock.
I really, really wonder what the issue is here.