Comedian Ohio State President Gordon Gee takes time out from insulting the Little Sisters of the Poor to toss out a few jabs at Catholics and the SEC. Oh, and then he worked in this line:

The top goal of Big Ten presidents is to “make certain that we have institutions of like-minded academic integrity,” Gee said. “So you won’t see us adding Louisville,” a member of the Big East conference that is also joining the ACC.
After a pause followed by laughter from the audience, Gee added that the Big Ten wouldn’t add the University of Kentucky, either.

Got that? Kinda hard to take that “institutions of like-minded academic integrity” goal seriously when we’re talking about a conference that already includes Penn State and is getting ready to welcome Rutgers. 
Perhaps none of this should be surprising from a university that six months ago honored the former coach whose violations of NCAA rules cost the undefeated football team a shot at a national championship.

Comedian Ohio State President Gordon Gee takes time out from insulting the Little Sisters of the Poor to toss out a few jabs at Catholics and the SEC. Oh, and then he worked in this line:

The top goal of Big Ten presidents is to “make certain that we have institutions of like-minded academic integrity,” Gee said. “So you won’t see us adding Louisville,” a member of the Big East conference that is also joining the ACC.

After a pause followed by laughter from the audience, Gee added that the Big Ten wouldn’t add the University of Kentucky, either.

Got that? Kinda hard to take that “institutions of like-minded academic integrity” goal seriously when we’re talking about a conference that already includes Penn State and is getting ready to welcome Rutgers

Perhaps none of this should be surprising from a university that six months ago honored the former coach whose violations of NCAA rules cost the undefeated football team a shot at a national championship.

On November 28, Father Tom Donovan calls 911 after “accidentally” ending up in handcuffs and a ball gag:

Donovan told the dispatcher that he was alone in the rectory. It’s not clear exactly how he ended up in handcuffs or why he feared a medical emergency. His voice sounds garbled or muffled on the tape, and sources say that police discovered some sort of gag on the priest when they arrived.

The diocese has been tight-lipped about the matter, saying only that Bishop Thomas Paprocki granted Donovan’s request for a leave of absence at some point before Christmas. The diocese knows about the incident, given that Brad Huff, an attorney for the diocese, has been given a copy of the 911 tape by the Sangamon County Emergency Telephone System Department. Kathie Sass, spokeswoman for the Diocese of Springfield, said that the diocese also has a copy of a police report on the matter.

Sass would not disclose Donovan’s whereabouts or say whether he is staying at a church-affiliated location.

“I wouldn’t be able to tell you where Father Donovan is,” Sass said. “There’s a matter of privacy there.”

Sass said that Donovan approached Paprocki after the incident and asked for help.

Before the election, CatholicVote.org was bragging about the popularity of this quote from Bishop Paprocki:

“A vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.”

Paprocki demanded all priests in his diocese read aloud this letter last Sunday:

The reason marriage is recognized in civil law at all (as ordinary friendships, or other sacraments, are not) is specific to the committed, intimate relationships of people of opposite-sex couples: they are by nature oriented to having children.  Their love-making acts are life-giving acts.
Same-sex relationships lack this unique predicate of state recognition and support.
“But shouldn’t Catholic bishops be dealing with child sex abuse? Why do they have any credibility left after covering-up widespread child abuse scandals that continue to this day? … These are the questions I keep asking myself as I see and hear these men speak with such authority on birth control on every major US media outlet. If only these men cared as much about the children whose innocence has been shattered by paedophilia and the adults who are struggling to come to terms with the abuse they endured as children. … Catholic bishops in the US want every single act of sexual intercourse to lead to the conception and birth of a child, but once that child is born, they are on their own, especially if their priest abuses them. ”
Rose Aguilar, “The birth control bishops