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Catholic follies: non-apology retracted

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The former bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Edward Egan, has withdrawn his 2002 non-apology to victims of sex abuse by priests.

CT Magazine: In 2002, you wrote a letter to parishioners in which you said, “If in hindsight we discover that mistakes may have been made as regards prompt removal of priests and assistance to victims, I am deeply sorry.”

EGAN: First of all, I should never have said that. I did say if we did anything wrong, I’m sorry, but I don’t think we did anything wrong. But I hate to go back over this. I think there’s more to life than that one issue, especially when I had no cases.

In other words, he’s sorry he apologized: Egan is one sorry son of the Church. His self-serving remarks have, unsurprisingly, drawn a certain amount of reaction.

In the natural course of events, the Catholic Church being what it is, Egan was elevated to the position of Cardinal.

Suitable captions for the above photo are encouraged.

[H/t mattt]

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