A schoolteacher's lawsuit over her dismissal by the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese can proceed to trial. This, after The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an order dismissing the appeal of a September ruling by a federal judge allowing Emily Herx's lawsuit to go forward. The trial's due to begin Dec. 16. Herx claims she was dismissed at Fort Wayne St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School because she tried to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization, a process involving mixing egg and sperm in a laboratory dish that's banned under Catholic doctrine.