Reich said she and her boyfriend may get married, but they’ll make that decision in their own time.
"If there's no eventual plan in the near future to get married, it was either that or I had to be let go," Reich said she was told.
While the diocese did not comment on Reich's specific case, it did issue a statement, WNEP reported.
“As outlined in our policies, every professional employee agrees to follow the teachings, doctrine, and laws of the Catholic Church as part of the hiring process," a spokesperson said.
Reich said she understands the rules and morals of the Catholic Church and doesn’t harbor any bitterness toward the school, but she said she does miss her students.