Roman Catholic Faithful back in business
By Steven Spearie
September 08, 2018
A Petersburg group that long charged a former bishop from the Springfield Catholic Diocese of sexual impropriety is back in business.
A recent press release announced that Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF), fronted by Stephen Brady, is jumping back into the fray, spurred on by last month’s Pennsylvania grand jury report that cited decades of clerical abuse allegations.
“It has become impossible for us to read (the) report and stand idle,” the press release stated.
RCF’s stated mission is “to expose the network of sexual immorality among the Catholic clergy in the United States, and to most especially to expose the bishops and cardinals who have enabled their crimes.”
Bishop Daniel Ryan resigned in 1999 after 15 years of leading the Springfield diocese, and a 2006 report charged that he “engaged in sexual misconduct with adults and used his authority to conceal this misconduct.” Ryan died in 2015.