Megalomaniac Egan’s Egg-Headed Interview

Edward Egan
Egan's ego: It was just a little fun for the media.

Edward Egan, the former bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, proves conclusively in an interview with Connecticut Magazine that he needs a brain transplant. When Frankenstein created this monster he obviously selected the brain of a nutcase. And you wonder why the flock is vanishing in record numbers leading to parish closings. Egan tries to argue the church’s cadre of pedophile protectors, including him, was a media creation. Here’s what he states in the CT Magazine interview:

Well it would be easy to write about without anything else. I’m not the slightest bit surprised that of course the scandal was going to be fun in the news–not fun, but the easiest thing to write about. If you have another bishop in the United States who has the record I have, I’d be happy to know who he is.

It gets better. Read the CT Magazine interview here.



    1. Correct, he WAS the problem due to the simple fact he covered their tracks and transferred the offenders to other parishes, therefore enabling them to continue their sordid behavior. That, in and of itself, is an abomination. Both he and the rapists who dare to call themselves priests should have been arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Wearing a Roman collar does not exonerate them from being above the law as it would pertain to any other child molester outside of the priesthood.

    2. Bob,
      Go back to look at Bishop Dolan’s record regarding sexual abuse handling in previous diocese posts. He has definitely been an asset to the church which is why he has been posted to New York. He has an ease in front of the cameras and a politician’s sense of the right comment for the audience. But whether the air around him is fresh or not is a matter of whether he encourages changes from Egan’s tenure. I have heard little if any comment from New York clergy who owe him obedience and serve the Catholic population in that geographic region. Have there been fewer priest abusers of youth in New York than in other dioceses around the world? Or have the laws of NY, the relationships of Church leaders with police and prosecutors, or some other possible explanation account for the claims by Egan and his successor? Look for answers. Time will tell.

  1. He’s an abomination in the eyes of the Lord and the followers of Catholicism. No wonder so many have fled the Catholic church. No repentance, no remorse whatsoever for the hand he played in the myriad cover-ups he orchestrated to defend these derelict child molesters disguised as priests. He fluffed off these offenses as if they were irrelevant. He should have been defrocked rather than appointed Cardinal. His sins will catch up with him when he meets his Maker.

      1. If the choice were mine for the making, he’d be behind bars along with the perverts whose heinous actions he masked behind the cloak of the priesthood. However, he’s protected by Vatican hierarchy and they feel he’s above the law as it pertains to civilians.

  2. If you ever go to Birmingham AL see the Civil Rights Museum. I won’t forget the films of interviews with the people who opposed the demonstrators. In looking at the films, I thought: this is the face of evil, captured so we can recognize it.

    Connecticut Magazine has done us the same service.

  3. The Cardinal could not find it in his seminary training, the clerical culture in which he swam, the Canon Law he studied and practices, and most importantly in his heart, to say one word about the victims, the survivors. Does that not tell us more about how far this man, and many other in leadership roles, have strayed from the supposed holy path of ‘apostolic succession?’

    Has Egan ever stopped to think what people really look for in a priest, and discovered an answer other than pomp and ego justification? I do not think so. Success in this life is not measured by what happens to you so much as what you do about what happens to you. In this regard the Bishops and Roman leadership have circled the wagons, spent billions of dollars in silent settlements, as well as on legal defense and public relations spin to deal with the scandalous clergy abuse of youth and the more scandalous failure of management to act responsibly as parents would have.

    What has this behavior earned them with an educated American public? Less respect for their moral authority? Yes. Fewer people in the pews on a regular basis? Yes. Less willingness to open pocketbooks to a Church that is not open and accountable on the way all money is used? Yes. And faithful people who would sincerely love to hear truthful adult teaching of theology from pastoral clergy? Yes. Time will tell.


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