DEAL HUDSON UPDATE….You may recall that I wrote last month about Deal Hudson, editor of the ?ber-moralist Catholic publication Crisis who, it turned out, had led a somewhat less than moral life before taking the reins of the magazine.

Well, it turns out that Hudson has apparently led a somewhat less than moral life after taking the reins of the magazine too:

In addition, specific accusations of more recent sexual misconduct had come to the board’s attention, one scholar said.

“This was not about one incident 10 years ago,” he said. “It’s surprising it was held down as long as it was. I haven’t gone out of my way to track Deal Hudson’s improprieties ? I could be doing nothing else. But you began to wonder after a while if they are true.”

“I could be doing nothing else.” That’s a lot of improprieties!

Anyway, long story short, it looks like Hudson will be, um, spending more time with his family in the future. Which, when you think about it, is sort of an appropriate punishment, isn’t it?

But while he may be gone, he won’t be forgotten: although he’s no longer publisher of Crisis, he’ll still be working on book deals and fundraising for the magazine’s parent. After all, we can’t let fussy moralism get in the way of fundraising, can we? I guess there’s such a thing as going overboard on moral values after all.

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