Story | Jan 6, 2012 | 10:10 AM
Cardinal Edward Egan is the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
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Story | Feb 15, 2012 | 9:15 AMCardinal Edward Egan has had time to think it over and he's not sorry about that outbreak of child sex abuse at the Archdiocese of Bridgeport. Speaking to Connecticut Magazine, Egan, who was bishop of the archdiocese from 1988 to 2000, looked back on the apology he gave in 2002 and declared, “I never should have said that.” Egan, now 79, defensively said that most (though records show not all) of the abuse, allegedly committed by seven different priests, happened before he took over the Bridgeport office. As for failing to go to the police, a la Joe Paterno, and scuttling the priests elsewhere? “I don't think even now you're obligated to report [suspected abuse] in Connecticut.” (Several legal experts disagree.) No word on if Egan feels there is any moral obligation to inform the authorities of child molestation or if, in hindsight, it might seem like a good idea.
Story | Jan 6, 2012 | 5:41 PM
Story | Dec 1, 2009
March 2001. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport settles 23 lawsuits brought against seven unnamed priests for an undisclosed amount of money. The court orders the documents sealed and church officials believe eventually destroyed. Four newspapers ...
Story | Dec 1, 2009 | 10:25 AM