Catholics United for theFaith
Affirming Authentic Catholicism in Milwaukee
St. Gregory VII Chapter
Our Mission: Support, defend and advance the efforts of the teaching Church
September 14, 2018
CUF Resolution to Archbishop Listecki Regarding
"Retreat for Gay Priests"

WHEREAS, on October 2-4, 2018, the organization “New Ways Ministry” will sponsor "a retreat for gay
priests, brothers and deacons"  at the Siena Retreat Center in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee; and

WHEREAS, in 2016, the Vatican approved the
document The Gift of the Priestly Vocation which declared
that the Church “cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present
deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture’"; and

WHEREAS, in 1999, the Vatican
published a Notification Regarding Sister Jeannine Gramick, SSND and
Father Robert Nugent, SDS
which censured these two founders of New Ways Ministry for their lack of
adherence to Church teaching on the morality of homosexual acts by permanently prohibiting them "from
any pastoral work involving homosexual persons"; and

WHEREAS, in 2010, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
declared that New Ways Ministry
cannot legitimately speak for Catholics, due to its continued lack of adherence to Church teaching; and

recent events have demonstrated that the American bishops, as a group, have failed adequately
to discipline themselves (and their priests) regarding the Church’s teachings on sexuality; and

WHEREAS, the aforementioned failure has led to
announcements of secular legal investigations of the
Church in at least seven states to date; and

WHEREAS, New Ways Ministry has
announced that Father Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Archdiocese of
Milwaukee, will facilitate the aforementioned October 2-4, 2018 retreat; and

WHEREAS, in 2006, Father Massingale publicly
opposed passage of the Wisconsin Marriage Amendment
despite its support by all five Wisconsin bishops; and

WHEREAS, in 2017, Father Massingale publicly
opposed a draft of a presidential executive action
guaranteeing religious freedom, basing his opposition on the
demonstrably false claim that “Christians are
not under attack in this country”; and

WHEREAS, Father Massingale, at his Ordination, made a
vow of obedience to the local ordinary and his

BE IT RESOLVED, in order to prevent further damage to the Faith, and scandal to the faithful, the St.
Gregory VII Chapter of Catholics United for the Faith (CUF) hereby urges you, as Archbishop of Milwaukee,
to officially prohibit the exercise of Father Massingale’s participation in the New Ways Ministry retreat.

Alfred P. Szews, Ph.D., President
St. Gregory VII Chapter--CUF  414-321-9377

Copy to: Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., 3339 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20008
Join us on Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2019 to hear Michael
Phillips, M.D. discuss "The Abortion-Contraception Connection."
See Events Page