One priest abused 90 of our 243 victims. This priest testified under oath that he told his archbishop of his crimes. The archbishop told him to "go and sin no more." The priest did not follow his archbishop's advice.
I hope this outrage and anguish is a result of society reaching a point in which we expect the same courage of adults to report suspected child abuse, as we expect of victims in coming forward with disclosures.
Since experts estimate that only 1 in 20 cases of child sexual abuse is reported, the implication is that there are a sizable number of sex offenses and sex offenders out there who are going unpunished.
I'd much rather have our children be slightly cynical and aware, to encourage them to follow their sense of self-trust, than to insist that kids must show physical affection when they don't feel comfortable.
Big sports at big colleges are big business for both the schools and the surrounding communities. The control and protection of money in so many of our institutions is a leading cause of institutional moral failure -- and the Penn State scandal is a colossal moral failure.
Remove foreclosure as an outcome of non-payment and an entirely fresh vision of borrower-lender relationship is put in place, now as cooperating partners, as in a business deal, because that's really what it is.
It's time we understand that being human and being a man should be one and the same; that the reason why we have survived for so long as a species is because we, men and women, care about others and respond when others are in danger and need our help.
The events surrounding the child molestations at Penn State University have shocked the nation. How could the football team's former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, have gotten away with such heinous crimes for so long?
What if the horror of what happened at Penn State was happening on a larger scale all over the country? What if a Web site made money providing a platform where kids were regularly sold for sex, right here in America?