What stirred my ire today? An interview reported in the New York Times, with Catholic Cardinal Eddie Egan. Egan made what was apparently a terrible mistake when he apologized because the Church was factory for manufacturing child molesters in the last few decades, and in all probability the last few centuries. He's thought better of that now:
"Cardinal Egan said of the apology, “I never should have said that,” and added, “I don’t think we did anything wrong.”
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.”
On Tuesday, as criticism mounted, Cardinal Egan, who retired in 2009, released a statement, reiterating that there had never been “even one known case” of sexual abuse of a minor by a priest in his tenure in Bridgeport or New York.
Archbishop Dolan declined to comment on Cardinal Egan’s comments, but said the cardinal had always “responded appropriately and with rigor” to sex-abuse cases."
In any kind of decent society, these comments would provide all the occasion necessary to institute criminal proceedings against Cardinal Egan and every other Catholic priest in American for their part in the largest case of child sexual abuse ever known, and to see that they all end up in prison for the rest of their lives; and that the country finally recognize that classifying this sex perversion cult as a religion for tax purposes is an enormous slap in the face of any honestly religious person. Short of this kind of government action, the Catholic Church will never change, and a few decades from now people will be again reading headlines about more degraded behavior from this organization; which will again respond the same way, confident that eventually, people will forget, and they can get back to their Satanic business.