Did Paterno die a saint?

Frank Rega


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Did Joe Paterno die a saint?  He only knew a small tip of the iceberg of the abuse scandal, and he reported in good faith what little he did know to his superiors.  He had no reason to suspect that these higher-ups would not properly follow up on the accusations, therefore he was absolutely under no moral obligation to probe into their actions.  Yet in the popular mind he was falsely accused of failing to act to stop child abuse.

He was unnecessarily humiliated by the board of trustees of the University, who unanimously voted to fire him for the "good of the University," justifying their action with feeble excuses.  He was pilloried in the national press and publicly shamed on the false charge of a hypothetical moral lapse.  

Yet, to the very end, as far as I am aware, he expressed neither rancor nor vindictiveness towards those who falsely accused and attacked him. He was led like a sheep to the slaughter.

To me he died like a saint, pelted under a bombardment of stones cast by that great multitude of people who were without sin.


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Frank Rega is the author of:  Padre Pio and America,
St. Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims,

The Greatest Catholic President: Garcia Moreno of Ecuador
  Life of the Mystic Luisa Piccarreta - Journeys in the Divine Will 
vols. 1 and 2
Life of the Mystic Luisa Piccarreta - volume 3 in preparation
 The Truth about Padre Pio's Stigmata and Other Wonders of the Saint
Vatican II, Evolution, and Medjugorje: Hubris, Heresy, and Mystery 

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