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Feb 8 2012
By Michael Brendan Dougherty

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St. John Chrysostom, once said "The road to hell is paved with the skulls of bishops."

Here's proof that he was right.

In an interview this week with Connecticut Magazine, Cardinal Edward Egan, withdrew his 2002 apology for the Church's handling of the sex-abuse scandal, which was once read in all New York parishes.

A decade after that letter, the former archbishop of New York, and former bishop of Bridgeport, now describes the handling of the priest-abuse crisis under his watch as “incredibly good.” He said of the letter, "I never should have said that,” and added, “I don’t think we did anything wrong.”

“I never had one of these sex abuse cases.” he said, before adding pompously, “If you have another bishop in the United States who has the record I have, I’d be happy to know who he is.” He also claimed that the Church had no obligation to report abuse to the civil authorities.

These are lies, strutting around with pride.

The Church is required to report abuse, according to laws on the books since the 1970s.

Bishop Egan ran a diocese that was notoriously dangerous for children. Contrary to his claim, during his twelve-year enthronement at Bridgeport, Egan repeatedly failed to investigate priests where there were obvious signs of abuse, according to The Hartford Courant. His diocese had to settle the cases and awarded victims some $12-15 million in damages.

Here is just one incredible case of negligence. According to the Hartford Courant, in 1990, Egan received a memo about "a developing pattern of accusations” that Rev. Charles Carr of Norwalk had fondled young boys. Egan kept Carr working for another five years, only suspending him after a lawsuit was filed, and then in 1999 making him a chaplain at Danbury's hospital.

How about another? The Connecticut Post also reported that early in his reign, dozens of people came forward to accuse Rev. Raymond Pcolka of Greenwich of sexual abuse and violence against children. Egan claimed that the accusers were never "proved" to be telling the truth. Well, Egan never even bothered to interview them and kept Pcolka in ministry.

And, speaking as a Catholic, who lived in the New York Archdiocese under Cardinal Egan's reign, I can say Egan did punish some priests. But not child-abusers. He swiftly punished and evicted those Catholic priests that said the Traditional Latin Mass (later liberalized by Pope Benedict XVI), if he thought they didn't pay him sufficient deference.

In short: Egan coddled child-abusers, and persecuted decent priests during his ignominious reign as a Prince of the Church. His entire interview reeks of a narcissism and self-regard that is so palpable it makes your eyes water.

Again, speaking as a Catholic, God is merciful with those who repent and do penance.

It is time for Egan to repent before his victims and before God.

Otherwise, he'll end up as pavement.

Full article: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012...port-abuse
NY hasn't had a good ordinary since the late Cardinal Spellman.
(03-01-2012, 02:04 AM)Crusader_Philly Wrote: [ -> ]NY hasn't had a good ordinary since the late Cardinal Spellman.

I was disappointed to learn that Spellman was homosexual, too.
It's shit like this that just makes me want to punch a wall.

How long, Lord...?
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This is typical Egan, and what he said follows the same pattern he has exhibited throughout his career, going back to when he was Monsignor Egan, aide de camp to the corrupt Cardinal Cody of Chicago.

If some of you recall, when Pope Benedict accepted Egan's resignation, one of the first things Egan did was bring up the possibility of married priests in the Roman Rite as a sort of trial balloon. This was his way of thumbing his nose at Pope Benedict for accepting his resignation, becoming the first Archbishop of NY not to die in office.

Now, that Dolan has been elevated to the rank of Cardinal, and with Egan turning 80 on April 2 (hmmm, he shares a birthday with the notorious late Cardinal Bernardin, Cody's successor in Chicago, and it's also the day Pope JP II died in 2005) he'll be unable to vote in a Papal Election and is, for all intents and purposes, irrelevant, so now he lets his true thoughts be known.

He also fought, all the way to the US Supreme Court, to try and keep documents relevant to the abuse cases in Bridgeport, CT, classified (he lost).

I could go on and on about Egan. He showed time and again he had no concern for the abortion issue when he was Archbishop of NY, and even tried, in subtle ways, to stop the efforts of those fighting abortion.

Here's a dossier I collected about Egan for anyone who wants to take the time to read them. It gives some good insight as to what makes him tick.

http://nymag.com/news/features/26989/

http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/...apple.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/21/nyregion/21priests.html?_r=2&rf=nyregion&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

http://www.ctpost.com//news/article/Egan...080860.php

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/ny-...2-03-b.htm

http://www.wnd.com/2002/03/13248/

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1791989/posts
 
Add him to the list of Judas'.
This list getting any shorter?
Crusader King, is he the same Msgr. Egan that was Saul Alinsky's right hand here in Chicago ? I thought that Egan would've been older. That Egan was active in community organizing in the 50's, and he was referred to as Alinsky's disciple.

tim
(03-01-2012, 11:37 PM)Tim Wrote: [ -> ]Crusader King, is he the same Msgr. Egan that was Saul Alinsky's right hand here in Chicago ? I thought that Egan would've been older. That Egan was active in community organizing in the 50's, and he was referred to as Alinsky's disciple.

tim

I don't think so, Tim. I do know Egan was ordained a priest circa 1957/58 and he was educated in Rome. It is possible though, that the Egan you refer to was a relative of Cardinal Egan.
(03-01-2012, 06:57 AM)Revixit Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-01-2012, 02:04 AM)Crusader_Philly Wrote: [ -> ]NY hasn't had a good ordinary since the late Cardinal Spellman.

I was disappointed to learn that Spellman was homosexual, too.

The only info. that I found on this, was a blog by a "gay" guy. It has been floated but I'm not sure if it is factual. If you know where to find something, would you let me know. It kind of bugs me. I guess with so many that we do have I was hoping this wouldn't be so.

tim
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