POLITICAL observations & opinions

* just when you think the Catholic hierarchy could not get more arrogant, uncaring and stupid, they do just that … When will state legislators become enraged enough and find the courage to change statute of limitation laws so Church leaders like Cardinal Egan can be charged, convicted and sent to prison where they belong?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 14, 2012

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Cardinal Edward Egan ... eternally arrogant and NOT in jail where he belongs

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NYT editorial (2/14/12) …

  • Ten years ago, Cardinal Edward Egan, then the leader of the New York archdiocese, famously apologized to his parishioners for the church’s failure to deal with priests who abused children. 
  • Now, three years after his retirement, he suddenly feels moved to renounce that courageous move.
  • “I never should have said that,” Cardinal Egan said in a combative interview with Connecticut magazine in which he offered a heartless and bewildering defense of his time as bishop in Bridgeport, Conn. Court records and the church’s lay investigation showed him at fault in covering up the scandal and protecting rogue priests accused of abusing children.
  • Court records that the church fought to keep secret revealed cases in which then-Bishop Egan … 
    • did not alert secular authorities in Bridgeport, 
    • failed to aggressively investigate allegations, 
    • moved offending priests to other parishes 
    • and authorized hush-money payments.

read the entire editorial at … http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/opinion/his-eminence-in-denial.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1329246236-tEUBVGzTCD8bAicgYYypJg

LMW COMMENT …

Just when you think the Catholic hierarchy could not get more arrogant, uncaring and stupid, they do.

All of the acts of Bishop Egan described above are illegal. Why didn’t prosecutors bring charges?

When will state legislators become enraged enough and find the courage to change statute of limitation laws so Church leaders like Cardinal Egan can be charged, convicted and sent to prison where they belong?

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