You may recall the story of Father James St. George, a popular Old Catholic Church Of The Americas priest who was fired from his job at Chestnut Hill College earlier this year for being gay even though he never hid that fact from anyone.
Good news for St. George as he has just been hired to teach at the University of Pennsylvania:
"James St. George is teaching a class on religion, social justice, and urban development, together with another member of Penn's teaching staff."
"'It feels good to be teaching again,' St. George told the Inquirer. Father James St. George said he was dismissed from his teaching job at Chestnut Hill College on February 18 because of his sexual orientation."
"His teaching contract was not renewed because the priest's 'recent public statements regarding his long-term, same-sex partnership are at odds with the beliefs and mission of Chestnut Hill College and the Catholic Church,' the school's president said in a press release."
St. George is also scheduled to conduct a seminar next month titled "Human Dignity, Sexuality and the People of God: a Conversation."
Last month, St. George agreed on a settlement with his former employer, Chestnut Hill College. Details were not made public.