You-can’t-make-this-stuff-up department

Just yesterday, I pointed to an item about a global conference of Catholic bishops convened to address the church’s child sex abuse problem.

Cardinal-designate Richard Egan is not a Civil Commotion reader, I’m guessing, because a just-published interview has him bragging about the church’s handling of the problem. He even goes so far as to rescind an apologetic letter he issued 10-years ago.

In an interview this week with Connecticut Magazine, Cardinal Edward Egan, withdrew his 2002 apology for the Church’s handling of the sex-abuse scandal, which was once read in all New York parishes.

A decade after that letter, the former archbishop of New York, and former bishop of Bridgeport, now describes the handling of the priest-abuse crisis under his watch as “incredibly good.” He said of the letter, “I never should have said that,” and added, “I don’t think we did anything wrong.”

[H/T: Michael Hamar]

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