This highlights the ignorance and arrogance that has hindered any real healing and change.
Click here to read: “Cardinal Egan Criticized for Retracting Apology on Sex Abuse Crisis,” by Andy Newman, The New York Times, February 7, 2012
“I never should have said that,” (in reference to apology) and added, “I don’t think we did anything wrong.”
He said many more things in the interview, some of them seemingly at odds with the facts. He repeatedly denied that any sex abuse had occurred on his watch in Bridgeport. He said that even now, the church in Connecticut had no obligation to report sexual abuse accusations to the authorities. (A law on the books since the 1970s says otherwise.) And he described the Bridgeport diocese’s handling of sex-abuse cases as “incredibly good.”