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Father John Harvey, the founder of the Courage apostolate, died on December 27 in Maryland at the age of 92.

Born in Philadelphia, John Harvey made his first vows as an Oblate of St. Frances de Sales in 1938, and was ordained in 1944. Following graduate work at Catholic University, he taught moral theology at several different institutions before finally retiring early in 2010.

In 1980, with encouragement from Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York, Father Harvey founded Courage, a group dedicated to helping loyal Catholics cope with a same-sex attraction, living chastely in accordance with Church teachings. Under his leadership Courage grew to include more than 100 chapters around the world. Father Harvey is the author of The Homosexual Person. He remained active as director of Courage until 2008, when at the age of 90 he handed over leadership responsibilities to Father Paul Check.

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