The Chicago Daily Observer Mourns the Passing of Fr. Dudley Day, OSA
A great priest…in fact a priest’s priest….was buried yesterday—Father L. Dudley Day—perhaps the holiest man I ever met and a fighter, too. An Augustinian, he was pastor of Saint Rita’s and because he annoyed the chancery, then ruled by John Cardinal Cody, he was dethroned willfully, cynically and cruelly because among other things he had the temerity to speak out against the archdiocese sharing the proceeds of the Crusade of Mercy whose monies were also directed to pro-abort and contraception activities…so that when the archdiocese shilled for the Crusade it was intentionally doing such, heedless of the repercussions to society and the Natural Law in order to share in the proceeds.
He was one of the greatest men and priests I ever knew. If anyone gets the Green Light from above to come join the saints it will be this humble but valiantly courageous priest.