CARDINAL EGAN’S FAINT APOLOGY
In a letter to be read in all New York Archdiocese churches this weekend, Edward Cardinal Egan makes a qualified apology for any mistakes he may have made dealing with sex-predator priests in New York and in his old job as bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Egan said, Over the past 15 years, in both Bridgeport and New York, I consistently sought and acted upon the best independent advice available to me from medical experts and behavioral scientists. It is clear that today we have a much better understanding of this problem. If in hindsight we also discover that mistakes may have been made as regards prompt removal of priests and assistance to victims, I am deeply sorry.