Would you be bothered if an Orthodox Christian were a teacher at a Catholic school? That’s me. I used to be Roman Catholic but recently converted to Orthodoxy. Nobody at the school knows yet of my change, but I figure it’s just a matter of time. I don’t want to cause any kind of scandal by publicizing my conversion (since I used to be Roman Catholic) but I feel that I have to be true to Christ and cannot simply “revert” to what I don’t believe to be the fullness of truth (no offense intended).
I’m wondering if I should leave the school next year, due to matters of conscience. I don’t mind teaching at a Catholic school, since much of what Roman Catholicism teaches corresponds with what Orthodoxy teaches. But the school really places priority on its Catholic identity–on the fact that the vast majority of students and teachers inter-commune with one another at Mass. I’m not anti-Catholic and don’t mind attending Mass, but I can’t in good conscience commune (even though the Roman Catholic hierarchy has slid easy on allowing Orthodox to commune).
So, what do you think?