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Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF) is back, and it's leading the charge against homosexualist corruption in the archdiocese of Chicago.
On Saturday, Jan. 5, followers of the Illinois-based defender of Catholic orthodoxy gathered for a rally near Mundelein Seminary, where the U.S. bishops were sequestered for a week of "prayer and unity."
The RCF conference drew hundreds of concerned laity and gave evidence of a rising groundswell of opposition to business-as-usual among the hierarchy.
Founder and President Stephen Brady rallied concerned Catholics to confront bad bishops directly and to be creative in fighting to roll back the rot. He told his audience his goal is to see Cdl. Blase Cupich ousted from Chicago by the end of 2019.
"Give me 100 men with a mustard seed of faith and we can retake the archdiocese of Chicago," Brady said.
Attorney James Bendell, an RCF board member, reiterated Brady's bold pledge.
"Our message to Cdl. Cupich is this: 'We are going down that rabbit hole. And you are coming with us,'" Bendell said to thunderous applause. "I'm here to tell you, one year from now, Cupich will be gone."
International child victims' advocate and attorney Liz Yore, a veteran of November's Silence Stops Now rally in Baltimore, echoed Abp. Fulton Sheen by saying it will take the laity to save the Church. She urged faithful Catholics to deepen their prayer for persecuted priests, whose numbers are growing.
Watch the panel discuss the faithful fighting back in The Download—Ousting Cupich.