Group Wants to Put an End to Abuse

Capital News 9 [Albany NY]
February 22, 2004

One group is making it their mission to end abuse in the Catholic Church.

Stephen Brady heads up a conservative Catholic group called Roman Catholic Faithful.

According to this morning's Times Union, Brady made headlines back in 1999 when he exposed a website where Catholic priests swapped stories of their sexual exploits with children.

The 53-year-old pizza parlor owner from Illinois is coming to Albany today upon hearing about the investigation into the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese -- in particular, Bishop Howard Hubbard.

Brady claims his efforts have forced the resignations of six priests and two bishops in dioceses from Dallas to South Africa.

Former U.S. Attorney Mary Joe White was hired by the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese's Sexual Misconduct Review Board to look into allegations against Bishop Hubbard. On Thursday, she spoke to reporters about her role in the investigation.

The bishop and the diocese have adamantly denied any allegations of abuse against Hubbard.


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