Madonna and Satan vs the Exorcists, Plus a Pro-Inquisition Cruise

By: Thursday July 11, 2013 6:04 pm

Oh Madonna, first it was the critics and tabloids, and now it’s the exorcists. The pop star/actress/director/rich lady will be the subject of a discussion at a Polish exorcist convention.


Penn State Sanctioned Harshly by NCAA for Sandusky Sex Abuse Scandal

By: Monday July 23, 2012 10:08 am

The NCAA has banned Penn State from college football bowl participation for four years, fined the university $60 million, vacated 110 victories from 1998 to 2011, and enabled all football scholarship athletes at the school to transfer without having to sit out a year. Except for banning, this is perhaps the most that could otherwise be done in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

Freeh Report: Penn State Knew About Sex Abuse, Didn’t Give a Damn About Victims

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 7:30 am

Yes, what about the children? It was the football program before the children who suffered rape and molestation by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to the findings in a 200-page report released today in the Penn State-funded probe led by Louis Freeh.

Sandusky’s TV Admissions Already Fit Legal Definition of Sex Crimes

By: Wednesday November 16, 2011 11:30 am

The fallout from the worst idea ever for an exclusive interview while under indictment continues. Just what Jerry Sandusky admitted to Bob Costas on national television, all of which is admissible as evidence, is enough to put him in jail for up to five years

Sandusky Goes on National TV, Admits to Showering With Boys, Denies Abuse

By: Tuesday November 15, 2011 2:10 pm

Today saw the astounding spectacle of alleged pedophile Jerry Sandusky going on national television, while under indictment, and proclaiming his innocence to Bob Costas while acknowledging that he sometimes showered with young boys and that was probably inappropriate.

Penn State Grad: “I have fully lost faith in the leadership of my parents’ generation”

By: Monday November 14, 2011 8:15 am

The Penn State scandal comes on top of a total breakdown in ethics and accountability in government and beyond. A Penn State grad and member of Sandusky’s foundation discusses his generation’s loss of faith in his parents’ generation.

The Penn State Scandal and the Loss of Faith in Institutions

By: Wednesday November 9, 2011 11:30 am

Penn State’s football coach Joe Paterno submitted a pre-emptive retirement, effective at the end of the season, before the Board of Trustees of the university meets to investigate the case. The day before, Paterno appeared at an impromptu pep rally on his front lawn, cheering on student supporters. It’s a horrifying cap to an era of elite failure.

Late Night FDL: Joe Paterno for Pope

By: Monday November 7, 2011 8:00 pm

You are never going to be able to get rid of all sick people ever. These people find kids to victimize like that is their job. So absent a science fiction vaccine that wipes out whatever wiring flaw in people’s minds as makes them do this, what you have to have is an oversight structure with its eyes on the prize. The prize isn’t the football coach’s reputation, or the university president’s, or the football team’s, or the town’s. The prize isn’t keeping everybody quiet so that nobody at Sports Illustrated has to write anything awkward. The prize isn’t letting Joe Paterno retire quietly as a legend because legacy and winning and blah blah blah.

Jimi Hendrix and Haight Street in San Francisco Caused Priests to Molest Young Boys: Report

By: Wednesday May 18, 2011 11:59 am

I wish that headline was in any way hyperbolic. And this comes out of a five-year study, not a quick answer to deflect criticism. This is the formal opinion of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Easter Homily — Vatican Compares Outing Its Sex Abuse Scandal to Holocaust

By: Saturday April 3, 2010 6:00 pm

The Catholic Church, like its famed universities’ football teams, thinks the best defense is a good offense. In football, though, truth is not the goal or a casualty of bad playing.

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