update - Statement on Rev Patrick Egan

Rev Patrick Egan, a Senior Priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster in London, England, currently residing in Washtenaw County, Michigan, has had his priestly faculties removed due to a credible allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior with an adult male.

Priestly faculties are a set of permissions, granted by a diocesan bishop to a priest within that diocese, allowing the priest to publicly minister.  Among those permissions are: presiding or concelebrating at Mass; hearing confessions; witnessing marriages; baptizing; anointing the sick and dying.  Without those faculties, or permissions, a priest may not publicly minister.

The Diocese of Lansing has cut all ties to Rev. Patrick Egan and he is not allowed to minister as a priest in any parish, school or agency in or of the diocese. 

If anyone witnesses that Rev. Egan is attempting to minister as a priest, please contact the Diocese of Lansing at (517) 342-2440.

If anyone has reason to suspect physical, sexual or emotional abuse of any person of any age, please contact the Michigan Attorney General hotline (844) 321-3374, Protective Services or the police, as appropriate.

If abuse by anyone connected to the Church is suspected, please also contact Victim Assistance Coordinator Cheryl Hecksel-Williams at (888) 308-6252 or email: vac@dioceseoflansing.org