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Posted on 08/28/2006 10:03:46 AM PDT by NYer
Daniel Adam Brady, the 20-year-old son of RCF President Stephen Brady, passed away on August 23 at 3:30 pm. He received the Last Rites of the Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday at St. Peter's in Petersburg - Fr. Charles Dahlby was the celebrant.
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The young lady in the opposing vehicle in this automobile accident is Janelle Harrell, 34. She, too has been seriously injured. Please keep her along with Danny and their families in your prayers.
Many of you are familiar with RCF and have personally benefited from the work they do. Here is some background information.
Why was RCF founded?
In 1994, Stephen Brady of Petersburg, IL began protesting the fact some Eucharistic ministers and others in his local parish were responsible, either as teachers in the public school or as members of the school board, for instructing his children in the use of condoms. Despite many requests, neither the pastor of St. Peter's nor the bishop of the Springfield diocese would meet personally with Stephen to discuss his concerns. It was relayed to Stephen, however, that "... there are many interpretations of the Church's position on birth control."(??!!) He could not accept this response and continued his protest. Stephen's business is being boycotted and he and his family are being threatened and harassed -- but he keeps up his fight for Truth.
Stephen took his story to the media, hoping that others would join him in pressing for the teachings of the Church be followed in this area. Many did! The number of Catholics from all over the diocese who attended RCF's first meeting in March 1996 was astounding, as was the outpouring of support from people who were unable to attend. Diocesan folks attended, made notes, expressed their views -- and took attendance. A 2-tape set of audio cassettes, the Plan of Action, and the Agenda from this meeting are available from RCF for $15.00.
The Wanderer gave wonderful coverage to the RCF and exposed some of the serious abuses occurring in the Springfield diocese. Questions began to pour in from laity and ecclesiastics in the U.S. and other countries seeking to start similar groups. As a result, it was decided to expand RCF to the national (and probably the international) level.
The lack of Catholic leadership has helped bring about the destruction of the family and society as we know it. There are still a few bishops who stand tall. Their efforts deserve our recognition, support, and praise. RCF plans to publicize their good work.
With God's grace, help from Rome, sound spiritual direction, and under the protective mantle of Our Lady, the RCF headquarters office will coordinate and initiate efforts: to take back parishes and dioceses from the radical feminists and modernists; restore our churches; end liturgical and doctrinal abuses; and stop the sex education programs which rob our children of their innocence.
Where is RCF going?
We organized to help one another in our own diocese, and are expanding to help people in all locales fight for the restoration of the Faith. Here just a few points on our agenda:
Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary
That never was it known
That anyone who fled to Thy protection
Implored Thy help
Or sought Thy intercession
Was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence
I fly unto Thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother!
To Thee I come, before Thee I stand
Sinful and sorrowful
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions
But in Thy mercy hear and answer me.
RCF seems to be a wonderful organization. There doesn't seem to be any rest for the weary.
Burying a child is the worst thing a parent can go through. A heavy cross to bear for someone who's already had his share.
I can not even imagine it.
Prayers for this family and all involved in the accident.
The Lord be with them
Prayers up. It is just so awful. I pray everyday that I or anyone I love will never get in a wreck.
May our Lord comfort his family in their time of sorrow. May their belief in the risen Christ give them hope.
Prayers for Daniel and his family.
As tragic as this story is, thank you for posting it NYer. Stephen Brady and his family deserve as much support as we can give to them. He has been absolutely courageous in the face of terrible adversity in the American Catholic Church. Prayers for the repose of his son's soul and Stephen's continued work to right the wrongs and expose the Truth. God Bless and keep this family.