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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

WHEREAS,
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
successors;


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
cufmil@wi.rr.com  414-321-9377

Copy to: Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., 3339 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20008
CUF's Letter to Archbishop Listecki Regarding Sex-Abuse Crisis

March 11, 2019

The Most Reverend Jerome Listecki
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
3501 S. Lake Dr.
P.O. Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Your Excellency,

Church Militant’s recent article,
"Listecki's Big Lie: The Gaying of the Milwaukee Diocese"  touched on an
issue we have tried to address with you a number of times in the past to no avail. Now, due to your
actions and inactions, the “gaying of the Milwaukee Archdiocese” is gaining increasing national attention
and — via Milwaukee Archdiocesan priests
Fr. Bryan Massingale and Fr. Gregory Greitencontributing
generously to the homosexual subculture throughout the Church that is "wreaking great devastation in the
vineyard of the Lord" as the late Bishop Robert Morlino and others have declared.

But Church Militant addressed only part of the corruption. There are a great many more instances in
which you have chosen to withhold your episcopal authority to stop or even condemn destructive
LGBTQ-related activities within the Archdiocese, and others in which you have actively promoted the
normalization of homosexuality within the Church.

For example, the Church Militant article addresses “Gay and Straight In Christ” (GASIC). We alerted you
to GASIC years ago. You assured us that after talking to them, you were confident they were adhering to
Catholic teaching. This is odd because then and now, GASIC seeks to —
in their own words — “push the
envelope," promoting spiritually poisonous lies such as:

  •        Homosexuals are morally correct in defining themselves by their sexual inclination.
  •        The Catholic Church has traditionally been hostile and unwelcoming toward, not only the
                mortal sin of sodomy, but individuals who identify as homosexual.
  •        Groups like GASIC are consistent with church teachings on human dignity and conscience.
  •        New Ways Ministry is a Catholic apostolate (“No one should be misled by the claim that New
               Ways Ministry provides an authentic interpretation of Catholic teaching and an authentic
               Catholic pastoral practice.” - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2010).

Unimpeded by the Archdiocese, however, GASIC remains active and is now, we have learned,
advertising
inside parish bulletins at other parishes, such as these (see page 8) shared by the Catholic
Community of Waukesha — a cluster of four parishes and two school systems.

Last November, you awarded the Archdiocese’s
Vatican II Service to the Priesthood Award to
homosexual advocate
Fr. Mike Hammer who openly promotes the idea that the Church is wrong with
regard to its teaching regarding homosexual activity and needs to change.

In October, you refused to use your proper
episcopal authority (see pages 11 & 12) to stop Milwaukee
Archdiocesan priest Fr. Bryan Massingale from conducting
retreats for “gay priests, brothers and
deacons” taking place at Siena Retreat Center in Racine.

Throughout your tenure, you have done little to nothing to diminish the ubiquitous influence of disgraced
and unrepentant homosexual advocate Rembert Weakland pervading multiple Archdiocesan
churches and properties in the form of images, “reckovations” and parish/chancery staff members.

You have failed to publicly denounce Marquette University, the largest Catholic university in Wisconsin,
for perverting itself into a hub of LGBTQ advocacy by its ...  


You have allowed for just one (1) Church-approved COURAGE chapter situated 42 miles away from
Archdiocesan headquarters to serve an archdiocese of roughly 590,000 Catholics.

And, like so many of your brother bishops, in your public statements regarding the current sex-abuse
crisis savaging our Church (
here, here and here) you have meticulously avoided the use of the word
“homosexual” or any related terms, opting instead to advance the insidious red herring that this is merely
about “child abuse.”

In each of these cases, it was within your province to demonstrate to the entire Milwaukee community
that the LGBTQ ideology is antithetical to Catholic teaching. While the Church has always maintained
those with same-sex-attraction share the same human dignity as any human being, we should not
celebrate or encourage an “inclination which is objectively disordered” (CCC 2357) and a lifestyle that is
poisonous to both body and soul. But, other than a couple tepid, poorly proclaimed responses to the
outcries of the faithful, you have offered no discernable leadership in these perilous times.

Given our Archdiocese’s uniquely scandalous past in this regard and the now near daily revelations
of
active homosexual networks perverting dioceses throughout the world, we are obliged to demand your
public clarification of the degree of homosexual infiltration within the Archdiocese and your position on
it. Your Excellency, which side are you on, that of the Catholic Church or of the LGBTQ movement?

Again, you are hardly alone in your evasion and inaction regarding this issue; many of your fellow
bishops will no doubt pretend the defrocking of Theodore McCarrick and the recent “summit” mark the
end of this crisis. They do not. The silence of bishops regarding the homosexual subculture metastasizing
throughout the Church enabled McCarrick — and so many others — to become the monsters they are.
Until this grim reality is addressed directly, visibly and vigorously, the crisis will worsen. Your
Excellency, you have the opportunity — and the duty — to begin this process here and now. Call out and
denounce the homosexual subculture that has long been spiritually and financially impoverishing our
Archdiocese. Publicly putting an end to GASIC and explaining your reasons for doing so would be an
excellent place to start.

United in Christ,

Alfred P. Szews, Ph.D., President
St. Gregory VII Chapter--CUF
cufmil@wi.rr.com 414-321-9377
Copy: Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S.
3339 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Archbishop Listecki's 3-29-19  Response to CUF's 3-11-19 Letter
See Letter
CUF to Honor Archbishop Carlo Vigano
with Popek Award on October 19, 2019.
               
Milwaukee CUF is thrilled to announce that Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic
nuncio to the United States from 2011 to 2016, has honored our Chapter by agreeing
to accept the 31st annual "Msgr. Alphonse S. Popek Award."
 Since August 25, 2018,
when Archbishop Vigano published his 11-page written testament exposing the
cover-up of clerical abuse in the highest echelons of the Church, he has been in
hiding, where he fears his life is in danger.  For that reason, John-Henry Westen,
co-founder and editor of
LifeSiteNews, has graciously agreed to accept the award on
behalf of the Archbishop. There is no doubt that Archbishop Vigano more than meets
the Popek award criteria, which are: "the leadership of the laity, zeal for the
priesthood, and fidelity to the Magisterium" as exemplified by Msgr. Popek.  May God
bless Archbishop Vigano for having the courage to suffer the consequences that
have come with his resolve to do the right thing for Christ's Church.  The Popek
dinner, featuring John-Henry Westen, will be held on Saturday, October 19 at the
Best Western Plus Airport Hotel and Conference Center, 5105 South Howell Avenue,
across  from Mitchell International Airport.

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