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Jay Paterno

State College native and Penn State graduate Jay Paterno is a father, husband and political volunteer. He’s a frequent guest lecturer on campus and at Penn State events and was the longtime quarterbacks coach for the Nittany Lions. His column appears every other Thursday. Follow him on Twitter at

Keeping the Faith


Last Friday night in an eerie apocalyptic scene, Pope Francis ascended steps in an empty Saint Peter’s Square that was built to hold 300,000 people. While no one was there to hear his words, they were spoken to a city and world in need of inspiration.