Academically Gifted Pentecostal Student Protests her Expulsion from Catholic School

Looking back on her past two years at The Catholic High School of Baltimore, Yury Guardado Iglesias says the fact that she and her family are Pentecostal was never considered a problem.

It was something her family disclosed when she applied, and noted every year on paperwork for the full financial aid she was receiving – a Samuel Ready Scholarship given to academically promising young girls.

A branch of evangelical Protestantism, Pentecostalism shares many beliefs with Catholicism. But there are some differences, including, for instance, beliefs about the Eucharist.