Scotus says no to Bridgeport diocese

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Well, I suppose it’s the first act of the new 6-Catholic-member U.S. Supreme Court relevant to the Catholic Church. By declining to block release of a mass of documents relative to sex abuse in the Diocese of Bridgeport, the court clears the way for the first clear public viewing of what went on during the episcopacy of Edward Egan, before he ascended to New York. The current bishop, William Lori, has been fighting release tooth and nail. It’s big news in Connecticut, but whether there’s more smoke than fire remains to be seen. My guess is: lots of fire.