The Law: Priests' Pay

Because priests and nuns take vows of poverty, it is common practice in Roman Catholic schools and universities to pay them less than lay members of the faculty. That "clerical discount" can mean a salary differential of 50%. Now the only two priests on the law school faculty of Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., have become fed up with the policy. The two professors, Father Joseph Broderick and Father David Granfield, have filed separate suits in a Washington federal court seeking parity with other law professors. They thus increased the pressure being applied by a growing group of nuns...

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