Crime and Punishment at Penn State

That is the title of the piece published by my fellow contributor at The Catholic Thing, Brad Miner. Here's how it begins: Author’s Note: The crimes described below are stated frankly. Those who do not wish to read details about sexual assaults are cautioned.Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is Roman Catholic and a regular churchgoer, not a nominal believer. Surely, he paid attention to the scandals that have roiled the Church in recent years. And you might suppose he learned s … [Read more...]

Duke’s Coach K on uncompromising morality

In an article about the Penn State case, ESPN reports: Paterno's requirement that his players not just achieve success but adhere to a moral code, that they win with honor, transcended his sport. Mike Krzyzewski, the Duke basketball coach, said in June for an ESPN special on Paterno: "Values are never compromised. That's the bottom line." However, when a very courageous assistant coach at Baylor, Abar Rouse, had surreptitiously audio-taped his superior, disgraced head basketball coach Dave … [Read more...]


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