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  • Cardinal Egan former Archbishop of NY dies

    Edward Cardinal Egan, archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009, has died at age 82, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said Wednesday.
  • Pawlenty Attracts Wealthy Donors

    05/13/2011 10:56:31 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/13/2011 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty remains little-known beyond his home state, but he has begun to line up wealthy donors, a critical constituency. Even as he draws low single-digit support in early polls, Mr. Pawlenty has amassed a substantial roster of well-connected GOP donors and fund-raisers in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination. Their preference for Mr. Pawlenty could pose a challenge to his GOP rival, Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who has used experience as a 2008 candidate and background as a private-equity investor to build what is widely regarded as the largest network of high-impact fund-raisers...
  • Teachers union bigs tossed from Albany eatery (cheapskates)

    02/19/2011 3:33:03 PM PST · by dennisw · 73 replies
    DAILY NEWS ^ | February 16th 2011, | BY Kenneth Lovett
    Cops booted an unruly group of city teachers union officials from a posh Albany eatery after they caused a ruckus over their dinner tab. Paul Egan, the union's political and legislative director, set off the fracas - claiming the quail he was served, and finished, wasn't large enough. Egan and about two dozen other members of the United Federation of Teachers spread over three tables at the swank bistro Marché inside 74 State, a boutique hotel down the block from the state Capitol. And with Egan apparently worked into a froth over the size of his quail in the $40...
  • Muslim website calls for 'Sharia' Islamic law in Ireland

    03/11/2010 4:29:21 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,023+ views
    Irish Central ^ | March 11, 2010 | FRANK GALLAGHER,
    An Irish Islamic website which argues for the introduction of "Sharia" law in Ireland. Sharia refers to the "way" Muslims should live or the "path" they must follow. Sharia is derived from the sacred text of Islam (the Koran) and traditions gathered from the life of the Islamic prophet Mohammed. Sharia deals with many aspects of life, including crime, politics, economics, banking, business, contracts, family, sexuality, hygiene, and social issues. MPAC spokesman Liam Egan, who goes by the Muslim name Mujaahid, said the independent website was not affiliated with the Irish Council of Imams or any other Muslim organization here...
  • Bishops holding health-care bill hostage (Bishop Thomas Tobin speaks Truth to power)

    11/29/2009 12:58:46 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 35 replies · 1,320+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 29, 2009 | CAROL MARIN
    "Let the healthcare bill allow for one sterilization for everyone of these whacked out females who are so intent on killing babies . . . Then . . . if these Femme-a-Nazis want to have a child, they can rent one." Reader comment posted on my Nov. 25 column Incendiary e-mails are still rolling in on Wednesday's column. It proves you can't write about abortion, women and Catholic bishops and not get heavy heat. Add universal health care to the conversation? Kaboom! It's OK. I've had great role models in taking heat. Jack Egan, for one. In the winter of...
  • EMC Corp. co-founder Richard Egan dead at 73

    08/28/2009 7:04:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 1,133+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 28, 2009 | O’Ryan Johnson, Greg Turner and Peter Gelzinis
    Richard Egan, the billionaire co-founder of EMC Corp. and the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, died today of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, police and other sources confirmed. Egan, 73, a resident of the Four Seasons condominiums on Boylston Street, had been battling terminal cancer, sources said. He had a visiting nurse attending to him while he underwent treatments. Both the nurse and his wife were in the condominium this afternoon when Egan died at home, sources told the Herald.
  • For a Rare Discarded Harp, a Chance to Sing Again

    08/10/2009 7:20:31 AM PDT · by BGHater · 39 replies · 1,111+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9 Aug 2009 | COLIN MOYNIHAN
    To a certain type of New Yorker,every Dumpster is a potential treasure chest,right up there with thrift stores and stoop sales. But if the scavenger gods offer only a finite number of prizes, Julie Finch might have claimed one of them. Last month Ms. Finch stood on her toes to peer into the Dumpster outside her building on West 26th Street and found a blue wooden harp distinguished mainly by caked layers of grime and dust and a snarl of broken strings. “It was this old thing with wires going in all directions,” she said.“It didn’t look like anything anybody...
  • Egan wins (Alaska) Senate compromise appointment

    04/19/2009 9:51:09 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 17 replies · 1,355+ views
    Juneau Empire ^ | April 19, 2009 | PAT FORGEY / JUNEAU EMPIRE
    ov. Sarah Palin on Sunday appointed former Mayor Dennis Egan to represent Juneau in the Alaska Senate, after the community has been without representation for more than half of the 2009 legislative session. Senate Democrats met in a secret meeting an hour before Palin’s announcement and “unanimously and enthusiastically” confirmed Egan to the position. The appointment also won quick praise from Reps. Beth Kerttula and Cathy Munoz, Mayor Bruce Botelho and Juneau Democratic Party Leaders. Palin praised Senate Democrats, who under state law must approve her appointment, for working with her to name former Sen. Kim Elton’s replacement. Earlier Palin...
  • Dolan welcomed as next NY archbishop

    04/15/2009 6:31:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 517+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 14, 2009 | Rachel Zoll
    NEW YORK – Archbishop-designate Timothy Dolan on Tuesday urged New Yorkers to give up fear and embrace faith in the first of two services installing him as the city's Roman Catholic leader — the most prominent post in the American church.In his sermon, the former Milwaukee archbishop said Jesus does not force open people's hearts, but waits for them to accept him. He built the homily around a central moment in the ceremony, when he knocked on the doors of St. Patrick's Cathedral before entering."That's the ultimate question," Dolan said to the 1,500 well-wishers in the pews. "Will we open...
  • Cardinal Egan hospitalized as Holy Week begins

    04/07/2009 9:51:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 281+ views
    CNA ^ | April 7, 2009
    Cardinal Edward Egan New York City, N.Y., Apr 7, 2009 / 09:52 am (CNA).- New York’s Archbishop, Cardinal Edward E. Egan, was hospitalized on Saturday with stomach pains, causing his surgeon to postpone an operation to install a pacemaker at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan.Egan, 77, began to experience stomach pains on Saturday night and was promptly driven to St. Vincent’s to undergo testing.The pacemaker, which according to the Archdiocese of New York was supposed to be implanted today, will be rescheduled until the Cardinal regains some strength. The pacemaker operation is not deemed to be “an emergency.”The medical...
  • Married priests a possibility says Cardinal Egan [Catholic Caucus]

    03/12/2009 6:09:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies · 1,247+ views
    Florida Catholic ^ | March 11, 2009 | GREG SHEMITZ
    ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) | The possibility the Catholic Church will allow married priests shouldn’t be dismissed, New York Cardinal Edward M. Egan said March 10 during a radio interview.“It’s a perfectly legitimate discussion,” he said during a talk radio program in Albany hosted by Fred Dicker. “I think it has to be looked at.”Cardinal Egan was in the state capital as part of a legislative lobbying visit. He also discussed various New York legislative issues as well as the broader picture of the church’s public policy on topics such as same–sex marriage and access to abortion for minors.Cardinal Egan’s...
  • "New York: Rejoice!" (some intriguing details about Archbishop Dolan's ascent)

    02/23/2009 9:55:56 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 657+ views
    WITL ^ | February 23, 2009 | Rocco Palmo
    A pull-quote from Milwaukee is especially fitting for this Monday morning: “I was at the vespers when he was installed as [arch]bishop. And there’s a part where the bishop knocks on the door. Most do it timidly. Tap, tap. Not him — ‘Bang! Bang!’ It echoed through the cathedral and let everyone know that Timothy Dolan was there.”And now, he's here. In the Capital of the World. And thank God. This morning, many of us in no shortage of places are celebrating -- a new day for American Catholicism's flagship see and its one post that has risen to...
  • Pope to Announce New Archbishop of New York

    02/02/2009 3:43:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 54 replies · 1,935+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/29/2009 | Edward Pentin
    Pope Benedict XVI is set to announce a new Archbishop of New York to replace Cardinal Edward Egan, an informed Vatican source tells Newsmax. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source says the decision was made today and an announcement is expected “within the next week to ten days”. He says Cardinal Egan’s successor is from the “conservative and orthodox” wing of the Church. Speculation on the next leader of the New York Archdiocese, one of the most important posts in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church, has been going on for some time among church-watchers. Cardinal Egan, 76, submitted his...
  • Catholic Caucus:Just Look [Cardinal Egan: Abortion, Hitler, and Stalin]

    10/30/2008 4:37:25 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies · 568+ views
    New York Catholic [Catholic newspaper of Archdiocese of NYC] ^ | October 23, 2008 | Cardinal Edward Egan
    Just Look October 23, 2008 The picture on this page is an untouched photograph of a being that has been within its mother for 20 weeks. Please do me the favor of looking at it carefully. Have you any doubt that it is a human being? If you do not have any such doubt, have you any doubt that it is an innocent human being? If you have no doubt about this either, have you any doubt that the authorities in a civilized society are duty-bound to protect this innocent human being if anyone were to wish to kill it?...
  • Law School's Award to Supreme Court Justice Spurs Protest

    10/28/2008 6:01:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 447+ views
    Law ^ | October 28, 2008
    The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in New York is among those criticizing Fordham University for giving an award to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, a supporter of abortion rights.A spokesman for the New York Archdiocese said Cardinal Edward Egan was surprised to learn Breyer would receive an award from Fordham's law school and has spoken to the Catholic university's leaders to ensure "that a mistake of this sort will not happen again."Spokesman Joseph Zwilling said Monday that Egan was talking about Breyer's votes on the Court in favor of abortion rights.The protest against Breyer is being led...
  • In the Holiness of Truth

    10/24/2008 10:47:50 AM PDT · by sitetest · 12 replies · 437+ views
    Catholic New York ^ | October 23, 2008 | Edward Cardinal Egan
    Just Look The picture on this page is an untouched photograph of a being that has been within its mother for 20 weeks. Please do me the favor of looking at it carefully. photo Have you any doubt that it is a human being? If you do not have any such doubt, have you any doubt that it is an innocent human being? If you have no doubt about this either, have you any doubt that the authorities in a civilized society are duty-bound to protect this innocent human being if anyone were to wish to kill it? If your...
  • Catholic Dinner Shouldn't Have Included Obama Because He's Pro-Abortion

    10/20/2008 7:10:15 AM PDT · by OriginalChristian · 30 replies · 817+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 19 OCT 2008 | Deal Hudson
    Recently, the Archdiocese of New York held its famous Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, with both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama as guests. I watched the coverage today -- the story is all over the news, along with images of Obama and Edward Cardinal Egan sharing a laugh. Something about that bothered me. No, it's not what you think. I'm not upset that a Democrat and the cardinal were enjoying a conversation. This is not a partisan issue, and I would have had the same negative reaction if it were Rudy Giuliani or Susan Collins instead of Obama....
  • Cardinal Egan Corrects Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    08/26/2008 4:29:15 PM PDT · by tcg · 39 replies · 419+ views
    Representative Nancy Pelosi has been a lightning rod for the ire of conservatives for some time, but now she has drawn fire of a different kind. Within the last 24 hours, the archbishops of Denver, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., along with Bishop William Lori have all publicly upbraided the Speaker of the House for her erroneous comments on the Church’s abortion teaching... Not only was Cardinal Egan shocked, but he went on to say that, “What the Speaker had to say about theologians and their positions regarding abortion was not only misinformed; it was also, and especially, utterly...
  • Cardinal Egan Blasts Pelosi (in brilliantly scathing response) [Open]

    08/26/2008 10:37:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 166 replies · 477+ views
    CMR ^ | August 26, 2008 | Matthew Archbold
    Wow! This is a brilliantly scathing response to Nancy Pelosi and her comments on Meet The Press Sunday concerning abortion. Here's the amazing statement in full. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2008 STATEMENT OF HIS EMINENCE, EDWARD CARDINAL EGAN CONCERNING REMARKS MADE BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Like many other citizens of this nation, I was shocked to learn that the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America would make the kind of statements that were made to Mr. Tom Brokaw of NBC-TV on Sunday, August 24, 2008. What the Speaker had...
  • Gotham's "Ides of May" (major shake up in NY Archdiocese)

    05/21/2008 8:35:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 216+ views
    WITL ^ | May 20, 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    In recent weeks, as buzz of a coming handover at the helm of the archdiocese of New York picked up steam in the city press and church circles far beyond the "capital of the world," Cardinal Edward Egan's inner circle has held to the line that any talk of the Boss' imminent retirement was "way, way overblown." Thirteen months past his 75th birthday, with Egan reported as saying that his occupancy of 452 Madison could continue for "some time," possibly as long as two more years, the cardinal backed up the talking point early last week by rolling out...
  • Communion politics issue boils up, after U.S. papal visit

    04/30/2008 6:07:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 81+ views
    Faith World ^ | April 29, 2008 | Michael Conlon
    A papal visit, with its weeks of build-up and intense media coverage, often seems to end with an afterglow — but very little news — once the pope and his party fly back to the Eternal City. Not so with Pope Benedict’s recent U.S. visit where, more than a week after it ended, the volatile issue of public figures, the abortion & Communion issue is making headlines.While journalists reported that prominent Catholic politicians who support abortion rights stepped up to receive the Eucharist during Masses in Washington and New York (here’s our story and blog post), the development was...
  • A Primer on Canon 915 (Catholic Church's discipline for obstinate unrepentant persons)

    04/29/2008 12:04:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 64+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | February 2004 | Barbara Kralis
    Unquestionably, canon 915 is the most discussed canon in the Codex Iuris Canonici, or Code of Canon Law, in recent Church history.  Many in the media have reported on the January 8, 2004 canonical actions of Archbishop Raymond Burke, then bishop of the La Crosse, Wisconsin diocese.  Archbishop Burke’s discipline on legislators has rocked the Catholic Church worldwide.  Because of misinformation, speculation and outright resentment, confusion reigns regarding the Archbishop's promulgation of his 'canonical notification' based on canon 915, the official communication of what the Church's discipline is. I would like to make some important clarifications, with appropriate documentation, in...
  • Editorial: Cardinal Egan Defends Life by Correcting Giuliani

    04/28/2008 4:46:50 PM PDT · by tcg · 21 replies · 101+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/29/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Edward Cardinal Egan of New York issued a formal statement concerning the reception of the Eucharist by the former Mayor of New York and former Republican candidate for President, Rudolph Giuliani.

    04/28/2008 11:41:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 82 replies · 136+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 28, 2008
    April 28, 2008 -- NEW YORK - New York Cardinal Edward Egan says Rudy Giuliani should not have received Holy Communion during the pope's visit because he supports abortion rights. Egan says he had "an understanding" with the former presidential candidate and New York mayor that he is not to receive the Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches "that abortion is a grave offense against the will of God." The cardinal says Giuliani broke that understanding when he received the Eucharist during Pope Benedict XVI's visit. Egan says he will be seeking a meeting with Giuliani "to insist that he abide...
  • Conversi ad Fiddle-Back (NY's Cardinal Egan adopts more traditional vestments)

    03/23/2008 5:00:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 413+ views
    WITL ^ | March 22, 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    (Easter Night; 11.35pm) Well, it would appear that the Pope's vestments have made an early landing in Gotham.... Already circulating among the New York clergy are shots of Cardinal Edward Egan wearing an old Roman-style chasuble at tonight's Easter Vigil in St Patrick's Cathedral. For the record, however, the set didn't come from Rome, but France. As the Big Apple church marks its bicentennial year, the Fra Angelico-inspired hand-embroidered "fiddle-back" depicting the Pietá was commissioned for the centennial of the archdiocese's founding by then-Archbishop John Farley, who became New York's second cardinal in 1911. The set also includes four...
  • New Yorker Petitions Cardinal Egan to Celebrate Midnight Mass in Latin

    08/15/2007 7:35:33 AM PDT · by maryz · 5 replies · 240+ views ^ | August 12, 2007 | James Todd
    A parishioner from a small town north of New York City has started an online petition with a simple, respectful request to his Cardinal-Archbishop: “Please offer this year's Christmas Midnight Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.” "Pope Benedict's release of the motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, was possibly the most significant event of his pontificate, yet many millions of Catholics have no idea this paradigm-shattering document even exists," stated Patrick McGrath, who has lived most of his life in and near Stony Point, New York. "Then I thought that my own Archbishop, Edward Cardinal Egan, has it within...
  • HOUSE SNUBS (NY Cardinal) EGAN

    07/19/2007 8:37:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 433+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE
    July 19, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - Congress is trying to "excommunicate" Edward Cardinal Egan by refusing to pass a routine resolution honoring the New York Archdiocese simply because it mentions the archbishop's name, The Post has learned. In a stunning personal slap at the leader of 2.5 million Catholics in New York, a powerful Democrat-controlled House committee has demanded that Egan's name be stricken from the commemoration of the archdiocese's 200th anniversary. Rep. Vito Fossella (R-S.I.), the resolution's chief sponsor, said it appears the committee wants the cardinal's name deleted because of the Catholic Church's sexual-abuse scandal. The bipartisan resolution,...

    02/27/2007 2:56:24 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 408+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 27, 2007 | DAN MANGAN
    February 27, 2007 -- Edward Cardinal Egan pulled a fast one on a lower Manhattan parish pastor yesterday, summoning the priest to meet with him - then dispatching security guards to permanently lock the cleric's church doors. The priest returned to Our Lady of Vilnius to find himself locked out - a brusque Egan move that left parishioners stunned and saddened. The cardinal's move also occurred right before a scheduled meeting with Lithuania's consul general, who was set to make a plea to save the church, parishioners and the Archdiocese of New York said. "Cardinal Egan again shows his true...
  • NY Archdioceses Declare War On City's Branded Condom Distribution

    02/16/2007 7:54:37 AM PST · by Froufrou · 16 replies · 332+ views
    FOX ^ | 02/16/07 | Unknown
    Edward Cardinal Egan and Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio yesterday declared a holy war against the city's distribution of 26 million free, subway-themed condoms, calling it an immoral "anything goes" policy that degrades society. In a rare joint statement attacking Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration, the Catholic leaders said they were particularly disturbed that the "NYC" branded condoms were handed out by city workers to young teens on the streets Wednesday. "The decision of the City of New York to distribute [26] million free condoms to the public — and minors as well, according to news reports — is tragic and misguided,"...
  • Mutiny in the Big Apple - New York Archdiocese

    10/13/2006 5:48:15 AM PDT · by Maeve · 93 replies · 1,513+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | J+M+J 13 Oct A.D. 2006 | Rocco Palmo
    Mutiny in the Big Apple *EXCLUSIVE -- MUST CREDIT WHISPERS* In 1983, the new bishop of Scranton was consulted on the appointment of a new archbishop of New York. John O'Connor was familiar with the See given his long service as a Navy chaplain, culminating with his four years as auxiliary bishop to the Military Vicar, Cardinal Terence Cooke. O'Connor later made it known that, while the new archbishop would inevitably face some difficulties, he opined that none would be due to the New York presbyterate, who served well, loved the church and were loyal to their archbishop. Less than...
  • A Choice For New York Priests In Abuse Cases

    09/02/2006 12:01:58 PM PDT · by VidMihi · 7 replies · 350+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 31, 2006 | Andy Newman
    As the Roman Catholic Church struggles to repair itself and its image in the wake of the sex abuse scandals, one of the more confounding questions church leaders face is what to do with priests accused of abuse. Some priests whose crimes fell within statutes of limitation are in jail. Some have been defrocked. But others — because they are elderly, because of the nature of their offenses, or because they have had some success fighting the charges — cannot be defrocked under canon law. These priests occupy a sort of shadow world, stripped of most duties but still financially...
  • Tonto's Indian Wisdom and Academic BS...

    05/10/2006 4:00:37 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 634+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | May 9, 2006, 05:12 | By R.P. BenDedek
    I've just come back from a week in Australia, and have been pouring over my regular sources of 'What's going on in the world', and came across the article entitled: Mayor, Officials Swept Out of Office for Their Support of Illegal Aliens, by Jim Kouri, CPP. I thought it very interesting, but it was not until I read a joke that arrived in an email, that I saw another 'moral of the story'. The Joke: The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours...
  • Bernard McGuirk as Cardinal Egan chiming in on Katie Couric and Cynthia McKinney

    04/07/2006 2:02:15 PM PDT · by KavMan · 7 replies · 3,459+ views
    Just something I thought was pretty funny so I put it up on YouTube Bernard McGuirk as Cardinal Egan
  • Is it time to re-evaluate Cardinal Egan?

    07/12/2005 10:46:31 AM PDT · by dangus · 8 replies · 410+ views
    Vanity ^ | 7/12/05 | Vanity
    New York Cardinal Edward Egan is not a very popular man. He inherited sexual-abuse fiascos in both Bridgeport and New York, and, being from New England, was incorrectly associated with Cardinal Law. He was sent to Bridgeport (in the metropolitan of Hartford) shortly after being ordained an auxiliary bishop of New York. There Bishop, Walter William Curtis had shuffled accused priests around the diocese, resulting in the diocese facing tens of millions of dollars of lawsuits. The lawsuits continued throughout Egan's term. When Egan was appointed to head the archdiocese of New York, with these cases still unsettled, many New...
  • Priestly Faculties Granted to Patriotic Association Priests in the United States

    02/20/2005 8:48:06 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 33 replies · 631+ views
    Some U. S. dioceses, such as New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., have granted priestly faculties to Patriotic Association priests, allowing them to openly offer Holy Mass and administer other Sacraments, including hearing confessions in Roman Catholic parishes. May Catholics who are the recipients of these sacraments from a Patriotic Association priest are in the dark, because they do not know the identity of these Patriotic Association priests. According to item 5 of the Holy See’s 1988 China directives, “The Patriotic bishops and priests are not to be invited or even allowed to celebrate religious functions in public,...

    01/19/2005 12:58:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 184+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 19, 2005
    Edward Cardinal Egan will not have to testify in the trial of a sexual-abuse lawsuit against his former Connecticut diocese.

    12/22/2004 1:02:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 227+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2004
    A Connecticut judge is asking New York authorities to enforce a subpoena for Edward Cardinal Egan to testify in a sexual-abuse case. Judge Chase Rogers issued the request last week in response to a motion from a lawyer whose client claims he was molested in the early 1990s by a priest at St. Teresa Church in Trumbull.
  • Egan short-circuiting reform, critics say

    05/24/2004 8:05:14 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 7 replies · 99+ views ^ | May 22, 2004 | CAROL EISENBERG
    The head of a national lay group charged with investigating the sexual abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church said Saturday that several prelates, including Cardinal Edward Egan of New York, are attempting to short-circuit reforms passed two years ago. Illinois Appellate Judge Anne Burke, interim chairwoman of the National Lay Review Board, expressed particular concern about the fate of an annual audit that tracks whether church leaders are fulfilling promises to protect children. "We have to do the audits or we'll be back to business as usual," Burke told about 500 members of Voice of the Faithful, a national...
  • The Prince of Poshlost

    05/18/2004 2:35:04 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 7 replies · 160+ views
    Anti-abomination ^ | 17th May 2004 | John Martin
    The great G. K. Chesterton, ever the soul of childlike wonder, once said that of all the things he wondered at, he wondered most at those who wonder not at all. We can only guess what he would have made of the whole wonder-free Vatican II experiment, with its arriviste contempt toward not only traditional Catholicism but also great sacred music, glorious liturgy, majestic sculpture and architecture, and graceful translations of holy writ. Indeed, to find anything to match Vatican II’s sheer Philistine hostility to the beauty of the Lord’s house and the place where His glory dwelleth, Chesterton would...
  • To Truly Honor Saint Patrick, Bishop and Confessor

    05/12/2004 6:47:21 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | March 15, 2004 | Dr. Thomas Drolesky
    A furor arose last year shortly before the events associated with the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York. After years of fulmination on the part of those who engage in unrepentant acts of unnatural vice to be “included” in the parade, a group named the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick finds itself embroiled in a controversy over invitations they had extended to several pro-abortion politicians, including New York State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer, to attend its annual dinner on the evening of March 17, 2003. As I have noted in...
  • Still Time to Save Saint Ann's

    04/13/2004 7:59:57 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 15 replies · 879+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | April 11, 2004 | Thomas Drolesky
    Still Time to Save Saint Ann's (Update material is to be found near the end of the article) Revolutionaries hate everything about the past, which is why they must resort to physical violence against people and property so as to wipe out all traces of the past, to say nothing of teaching any possible counter-revolutionaries a lesson or two about what might befall then and their families and their property if they stand up to the inexorable march of the evolutionary forces of progress. The first real modern revolution was the Protestant Revolution (whose path was certainly made possible by...
  • Cardinal Egan and The Passion!

    03/02/2004 7:57:50 PM PST · by rcath60 · 2 replies · 71+ views
    Yay...maybe he's OK after all!!!
  • Cardinal Egan: Flock to 'The Passion'

    03/01/2004 10:25:01 AM PST · by truthandlife · 11 replies · 130+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3-1-04 | Carl Limbacher
    For those unfortunates who still haven't seen Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," Cardinal Edward Egan of New York recommends you head to your nearest theater. "It's good that we see that movie because that movie tells us about the greatest prayer, the greatest sacrifice that was ever made," he told the congregation Sunday at St. Patrick's Cathedral. "The victim was Jesus Christ. The priest was Jesus Christ. He offered himself. "The film represented the sacrifice of Christ. It is here today in this beloved cathedral, the reality of this sacrifice." The New York Post reported today, "Egan said...
  • Tall in the saddle. Disability is no barrier for determined young cowboy. (Tissue Alert!)

    01/14/2004 10:32:40 AM PST · by jtminton · 13 replies · 215+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 01/14/2004 | David Casstevens
    FORT WORTH - His quilt is covered with pictures of ponies. On his bedroom floor is a miniature ranch with a plywood barn and a corral full of toy horses. "That's Cowboy," he said, pointing to one. "That's Poncho. That's Patches." The boy knows each horse by name. Austin Menzmer's imagination is so active that one animal in his herd, Buster the Wonder Horse, is the quick-thinking hero in a series of adventure stories that the 10-year-old and his grandpa write together. Austin types the short stories into a computer with one hand. But sometimes reality is even better than...
  • Lavender Law 2003

    08/23/2003 10:25:13 AM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 28 replies · 1,014+ views
    Those ever faithful Jesuits!
  • Roman Catholic friar community growing

    05/18/2003 1:08:33 PM PDT · by tridentine · 1 replies · 265+ views
    New York Journal News ^ | May 17, 2003 | GARY STERN
    YONKERS — Cardinal Edward Egan will ordain eight new priests this morning, but only four will go out in the world with the classic parish priest look: all black suits, white clerical collar, neat Eddie Haskell haircuts. The other four will look as if they're auditioning to play medieval monks in some community theater, with their gray, hooded robes, shaved heads and long, unkempt beards of which Mrs. Haskell never would have approved. Few at St. Patrick's Cathedral will stare with wonder at these men, though, because the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal have become a common sight at New...
  • Abuse claim against cardinal debunked

    12/28/2002 1:18:55 PM PST · by heyheyhey · 2 replies · 113+ views ^ | December 28, 2002
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- A sexual misconduct allegation against Cardinal Edward Egan dating to 1969 is unfounded, prosecutors in Illinois said Friday. The Cook County state's attorney's office investigated "and found no credible evidence on which to proceed," spokesman John Gorman said. In August, Illinois authorities notified the New York archdiocese that a man said Egan abused him when he was a boy in Chicago in 1969, archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling said. The same person accused more than 20 "high-profile persons," including national political figures, Zwilling said. Neither the Chicago archdiocese nor the Cook County state's attorney would comment...

    05/09/2002 9:24:27 AM PDT · by Psalm 73 · 11 replies · 238+ views
    NRO | 05/09/02 | Rod Dreher
    BOMBSHELL IN BRIDGEPORT: [Rod Dreher] Acting on a request by The New York Times, a judge in Bridgeport, Conn., has agreed to unseal documents in the priest sex-abuse cases handled by then-bishop Edward Egan, who was bitterly criticized by victims of Bridgeport priests for the way he handled these cases, and treated them in litigation. The documents will be made public a week from today. A priest who has personal knowledge of what's in those files told me recently, "If the judge unseals them, Cardinal Egan will find himself in as much trouble with the people of New York as...
  • [Cardinal] Egan to NY Priests: You're On Your Own

    04/29/2002 8:12:17 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 12 replies · 237+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 04/29/2002 | Rod Dreher
    EGAN TO NY PRIESTS: YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN: [Rod Dreher] The meeting between New York's Edward Cardinal Egan and his priests has broken up, and I'm hearing that priests left steaming. According to Father X., a priest I just talked to, Egan told them that the archdiocese won't pay the legal fees of an accused priest unless the priest is exonerated in court. What this means is a priest who gets hauled into court on the flimsiest of pretexts will have to hire his own lawyer -- priests, of course, make little money -- and can't hope to get a...
  • 'Not a crisis of Faith?' You've got to be kidding!

    04/24/2002 9:49:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 275+ views
    The Daily Catholic ^ | April 24, 2002 | Michael Cain
    WEDNESDAYApril 24, 2002volume 13, no. 78 E-mail       Print 'Not a crisis of Faith?' You've got to be kidding! While few expect a miracle from Rome, we can always pray for a miracle from God! by Michael Cain , editor, The DAILY CATHOLIC "While many posture that getting rid of the cardinals who have covered-up is not the answer, I ask what is? Do you expect them to be true to their word that they have reformed? Their track record shows this is a lie. It won't happen. Old habits die hard and these die hards are not going to...