[Because they oppose Church teaching on matters such as women's ordination and contraception]
Some catechists object to profession of faith
CWN – July 12, 2012
Some Sunday-school teachers in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, have quit their posts in protest after the diocese asked all instructors to take an oath of fidelity to the Catholic faith.
Giving front-page attention to the teachers’ protests, the Washington Post reported that the Arlington diocese is one of several in the US that has begun asking catechists to make an explicit profession of faith. The trend is a response to the call by Pope Benedict XVI for more explicit commitment to Catholic doctrine during the Year of Faith.
Additional sources for this story: Arlington Diocese parishioners question need for fidelity oath (Washington Post) www.washingtonpost.com/local/sunday-school-teachers-balk-at-oath-agreeing-to-all-church-teachings/2012/07/11/gJQAcAvGeW_story.html