FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Roman Catholic Faithful
To Respond to NCCB Pastoral
Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message
to Parents of Homosexual Children, a statement of the NCCB Committee on
Marriage and Family.
conference by the Roman Catholic Faithful organization will be held
Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. outside the National Conference of
Catholic Bishops office at 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC. RCF will
launch its attack on this "Pastoral".
issuing statements will include:
Bendell, a Washington State trial attorney and Board member of Roman
Catholic Faithful, Inc. Mr. Bendell has represented Catholic children
who were sexually abused by homosexual clergy. Bendell set a legal
precedent by successfully bringing suit against the Catholic University
of America for graduating the pedophile and recommending him for
Thomas Droleskey, professor, journalist, and publisher of Christ or
Chaos, a monthly newsletter. Dr. Droleskey has lectured around the
country speaking on the crisis facing the Catholic Church.
G. Brady, president and founder of Roman Catholic Faithful, Inc., an
orthodox Catholic organization with members in fifty states and nine
foreign countries. Mr. Brady is an outspoken critic of the NCCB for
"Protecting their own while ignoring the cries of the faithful".
Associated Press story by David Briggs as reported in the Indianapolis
Star (Wednesday, October 1, 1997) "Love your gay children, bishops say",
Bishop Joseph Imesch of Joliet, Illinois, chairman of the Committee on
Pastoral Practices (NCCB) was quoted as an authority on the topic.
allegations of physical sexual harassment of priests were made by priests
against one former priest of Imesch's diocese (Bishop Daniel Ryan of the
Diocese of Springfield in Illinois) neither Imesch nor the NCCB showed any
love nor sought any justice for the priests that have suffered at the
hands of Bishop Ryan.
irresponsible for Msgr. Dennis Schnurr to authorize publication of this
"Pastoral" without approval of the full body of bishops. The improvident
release of Cardinal Bernardin's "AIDS statement" in 1987 and the
embarrassing need to correct that document should have taught the bishops
Person: Stephen G. Brady 217-632-5920