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‘What Is Going On with Men?’ TEDx Speaker Urges Fellow Men to Speak Out Against Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

Who is missing from the slew of headlines this week on kidnappings, gender-based violence, and victims' paths to healing? The perpetrators themselves — which is why this TEDx video is a must-see. ...

Can a Catholic Hoops Conference Save College Sports?
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:07am | Type: Blog

Amid the college sports tumult, a brand-new basketball conference composed almost entirely of Catholic schools is set to emerge this summer, which some say could point the way toward a new, or perhaps old-fash ...

BREAKING: Sandusky Sentenced to at Least 30 Years
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to no fewer than 30 years in prison, and up to 60 years. Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has be ...

Suffer the Little Children: Crime and Punishment at Penn State
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Press

July 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Suffer the Little Children: Crime and Punishment at Penn State
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 1:10pm | Type: SojoMail

July 26, 2012 Suffer the Little Children: Crime and Punishment at Pe ...

Suffer the Little Children: Crime and Punishment at Penn State
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 1:04pm | Type: Blog

This is one of the clearest examples of a fundamental moral problem in our society — the protection of an institution has become more important than the lives of innocent children. ...

Sandusky Charity Transfers $2 Million to Christian Group
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

A Christian foster care organization has been tapped to take charge of $2 million in assets from the troubled charity run by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is on trial for multi ...

The Top 10 News Stories of 2011: What Would Your List Include?
Originally Posted: 01/02/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

In mid-December, the Religion Newswriters Association released its top 10 religion stories of the year. The Associated Press now has its annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors and their choices for ...

Defending (and Empowering) the Vulnerable
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

There is no doubt that people with disabilities – who are often marginalized in the workforce, our neighborhoods, and sometimes even in their own families – are particularly susceptible to abuse. ...

Penn State’s Massive Moral Failure to Put The Most Vulnerable First Instead of Last
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

As it was done to them, it was done to Christ himself, the very Son of God. The Penn State story of the sexual abuse of children has just sickened me — as it has many others. I ha ...

Racism, Moral Law and the Penn State Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

My heart is very heavy today as I read about the eight boys who were sexually assaulted by Gerald A. Sandusky in his home and in the locker rooms of the Penn State University campus. My soul deeply grieves to ...

Say It Ain't So, David
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Abuse of physical strength and power hasn’t been limited to the locker rooms at Penn State. Nor is it limited to middle-aged men. It's in every culture, every city and state, and in every generation. And, ...