John Egan was an American Catholic priest and social activist. He promoted racial integration and was one of the clergymen who marched with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1965 protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Ordained in the Archdiocese of Chicago, he worked several years in its inner city with Saul Alinsky, on broad-based community organizing. He accepted a position at the University of Notre Dame where he founded and directed the Catholic Community on Urban Ministry (CCUM), dedicated to promote Catholic social teaching. He also promoted greater recognition and respect for the “Hispanic Agenda” within the institutions of the Catholic Church in the United States.