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Catholic center on Penn State campus named after Sue Paterno

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 9, 2012 1:40 PM

(State College) -- A new Catholic center on the Penn State campus has been dedicated to Sue Paterno, wife of veteran football coach Joe Paterno.

A local bishop on Saturday blessed the Suzanne Pohland Paterno Catholic Student Faith Center, which then celebrated its first Mass with Sue Paterno and her children and grandchildren in attendance.

The Reverend Joseph Adamec, bishop emeritus of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese, praised Sue Paterno and her late husband for helping to raise money for the $6.5 million center.

Sue Paterno said afterward that there is still work to be done on the center. She said her husband, who died in January, "is right behind me. I know he's watching us."

The diocese says Catholic Campus Ministry serves about one-quarter of the student population as well as faculty and staff.

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