CATHOLIC WATCHDOG GROUP TO CONDUCT MEETING OF ALBANY CATHOLICS
An international group of faithful Roman Catholics has scheduled a public meeting in Albany to discuss its ongoing investigation of the Albany Catholic Diocese.
Stephen G. Brady, president of the Roman Catholic Faithful, Inc. (RCF) issued a statement on Wednesday that he will arrive in Albany from RCF’s headquarters in Petersburg, Illinois, on Saturday evening, February 21. The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albany City Center, State & Lodge Streets, Ten Eyck Plaza, Albany, NY 12207.
In 2001, Mr. Brady was entrusted by the recently-deceased Fr. John Minkler with a confidential 1995 report of corruption in the Albany diocese that Fr. Minkler had prepared for then-New York Cardinal O’Connor. Fr. Minkler had been seeking RCF’s assistance to help bring about reformative changes in the Albany diocese. RCF was contacted by Fr. Minkler the day before his body was discovered in his Watervliet home.
Joining Mr. Brady at the meeting will be Paul Likoudis, news editor of The Wanderer, a weekly Catholic newspaper. For over 15 years, Mr. Likoudis has probed the link between the homosexual revolutionists who came to power in the early 1960s and the moral downfall of the Roman Catholic Church. Fr. Minkler had been informing Mr. Likoudis about problems in the Albany diocese for the last 13 years. Mr. Likoudis spoke with Fr. Minkler shortly after Father’s Friday meeting with chancery officials, just two days before his body was found.
RCF is a not-for-profit lay organization, with many religious members, dedicated to promoting orthodox Catholic teaching and fighting heterodoxy and corruption within the Catholic hierarchy.