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The president of a prominent Catholic School in Minnesota has resigned, as he has announced that he is in a same-sex relationship and has a family, and he wants to put his family first. This is a story of integrity, but it it sad that he felt he had to resign.
In a statement, Hudson called his resignation a “deeply personal” decision. He said he loved being part of the Totino-Grace community, and reached his decision after “a great deal of prayer, discernment and reflection.”
“Though heartbreaking and painful, I must say that it is freeing to be open about the most important thing in my life and to live an authentic life,” Hudson said. “For over 20 years I have placed service of the Catholic Church ahead of my family. I am excited to now be able focus on my 2 children and my partner of 18 years as my first priority.”
Mr. Hudson also has an impressive record:
Hudson's biography says he has been president for two years and previously had a top role at the National Catholic Educational Association, which works with 1,200 Catholic high schools around the country. He has held prior roles as a teacher and coach at other Minnesota Catholic schools.
It looks like this Catholic school lost a valuable and talented individual, because of the ideology of the Catholic Church (which, of course, they are free to choose). The story just seems sad to me, on one level.