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Catholic Principal Regrets Ellen DeGeneres Dance Photo Published: May 21, 2014

The principal of a Catholic elementary school in suburban Philadelphia is apologizing to parents for using a photo of Ellen DeGeneres on an invitation to an Oscars-themed graduation dance, according to The Associated Press. reports that St. Andrew Elementary School principal Nancy Matteo sent an email to parents Tuesday calling use of the photo ‘‘completely wrong’’ because DeGeneres ‘‘lives her life outside the teachings of the Catholic Church.’’

The email doesn’t specifically mention DeGeneres’ sexual orientation but calls her a ‘‘poor role model.’’

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