It’s a tragic story, but there’s a glimmer of hope in it.
Christine Judd was the dean of students and athletic director at Cathedral High School in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Christine Judd told the diocese this week she had married her female partner over the summer.
Church officials say that is why she was asked to step down.
“I don’t think there is any legal question. Ms. Judd, to her credit, has spoken honestly and forthcoming. She has made it very clear in her public statement she understood what the agreement was and she understands the action she took put her in violation of that agreement,” said Diocese spokesperson Mark Dupont.
On a positive note, students at that school held a protest on her behalf. It’s a welcome sign that they know when to challenge bad theology. If only their parents would follow suit and transfer them to a school that promotes real values of inclusion and tolerance of gays and lesbians.Maybe the administration at that school can take lessons from the students.
Activist students are the best, aren’t they?
It’s the school’s right to kick Judd out. It’s hypocritical beyond belief, though. According to a student in that video, there are faculty members who have been divorced and who use contraception (how did she know that? I wonder), and students who are pregnant. They’re allowed to stay in.
But an athletic director who gets married to someone she loves?
That goes against some wacky Catholic doctrine.
(Tell me again why anyone still supports the Church…?)