Yes. I got an email about this earlier today. Since it has a few extra details, I will copy it here:
On Monday, December 27, 2010, the feast of St. John the Apostle, Father John Harvey, O.F.S.F., the founder of Courage, passed away at about 3pm.
According to his religious superior, Father Harvey had taken a fall in his retirement home and had been taken to the hospital.
Father Harvey was a long-time member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and received our FCS Founders Award in 2010.
The wake will be on Friday December 31, 2010 from 9:30am to 11:00am, immediately followed by the funeral Mass.
DeSales Oblate Community, 1120 Blue Ball Road, Childs MD 21916
Please remember the good Father Harvey in your prayers, as well as the many people with whom he worked in Courage and EnCourage!
Fr Joseph Koterski, S.J.
President, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
“”Courage, an apostolate of the Roman Catholic Church, ministers to those with same-sex attractions and their loved ones. We have been endorsed by the Pontifical Council for the Family and our beloved John Paul II said of this ministry, “COURAGE is doing the work of God!” We also have an outreach called Encourage which ministers to relatives and friends of persons with same-sex attractions.
From our website you will learn about homosexuality and chastity. By developing an interior life of chastity, which is the universal call to all Christians, one can move beyond the confines of the homosexual identity to a more complete one in Christ.
In Courage you will get to know men and women who share in your concerns...””
May the soul of Fr. Harvey rest in God’s peace forever. He fought the good fight. We need thousands more like him.