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    LeftHandedMan, Danali

    "In light of these considerations—the formal title given Perich by the Church, the substance reflected in that title, her own use of that title, and the important religious functions she performed for the Church—we conclude that Perich was a minister covered by the ministerial exception."

    •  Nothing inconsistent with what I said. (0+ / 0-)

      She spent 45 minutes a day in religious functions.  The rest of the time, she taught secular classes.

      The poster's statement was that someone teaching religion at a Catholic institution would be covered by the Hosanna-Tabor decision, but someone teaching geology would not. That is not correct. The decision made clear that the subject taught was not the determinative factor. It is possible that someone teaching geology at a Catholic institution could be covered by Hosanna-Tabor, if that someone also had been designated to hold a religious position (the Court made clear that a religious title was considered a factor, but not determinative in and of itself) and perform some religious functions by that Catholic university.

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