For more than a decade the Roman Catholic Church has obfuscated, denied, and evaded responding to charges of priestly pedophilia. Instead of finding compassion with the sexually abused children, far too often Catholic priests, bishops, and cardinals have identified with their fellow clergy. While former assistant football officials at Penn State also looked the other way regarding the sex crimes committed by coach Jerry Sandusky, Penn State must be recognized, however, for commissioning a completely unrestrained investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh; his report concluded that Penn State officials engaged in a cover-up that allowed Sandusky's sexual assaults on children to continue for years. Removing the statue of head coach and revered, Joe Peterno, Penn State should be commended. The head coach's willingness to turn a blind eye on Sandusky's abuse of children was publicly and rightly denounced.