by Charles A. Monagan
Nov 11, 2011
01:20 PMOn Connecticut
Church vs. (Penn) State
When reading about the scandal at Penn State, it's hard not to think about similar problems in the Catholic Church. In fact, it was in 1999 that Coach Sandusky lost his job with the Nittany Lions and that Connecticut was embroiled in its own priest/child episodes (our own comprehensive story appeared in the May 1999 issue).
One notable difference between the two scandals has emerged, even at this early date: The two senior officials at Penn State with knowledge of the offenses and authority over them - President Graham Spanier and Head Coach Joe Paterno - were summarily fired. In the case of the Catholic Church, the senior official with knowledge of the offenses and authority over them - Archbishop Edward Egan - was promoted to Cardinal of New York.Church vs. (Penn) State