All Are Welcome!
Are All Welcome?

Retreat for Gay Priests, Bishops,
Brothers, and Deacons

Tuesday-Thursday, October 22-24, 2019 

Siena Retreat Center

5637 Erie Street

Racine, Wisconsin

(near Milwaukee airport)

Some Catholics have been blaming the sexual abuse of minors on the presence of a gay men in ministry.  Many suggest a “purge” of gay clergy and religious. 

Over the course of this retreat, we will be looking at a variety of questions pertinent to this moment in the Church:

  • Is our ministry welcomed by our church?
  • Can we feel welcomed by our church that regards a gay orientation as “intrinsically disordered.”
  • Why am I afraid to tell you who I am?
  • How does the outsider see the grace of God?
  • What does it take to create a community of welcome? What are we ready to sacrifice for such a community?

The retreat is designed to assist gay priests, bishops, brothers and deacons, in developing better self-understanding, spirituality, friendships, and relationship with the institutional Church. 

Retreat Facilitator

FATHER PETER DALY is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Washington. He was ordained in 1986. He holds his STB degree from the Gregorian University and his STL from the Lateran University.  His pastoral work included campus ministry, and 23 years as a parish pastor.

Peter currently works as a part time lawyer with Immigration Legal Services for Catholic Charities of Washington DC. He is on the leadership team of the Association of US Catholic Priests.

For 20 years he was a syndicated columnist for Catholic News Service, and he currently writes for the National Catholic Reporter. In 2016 , he co-authored Strange Gods, a  murder mystery which examines the crisis in the church, especially the sin of clericalism.

Registration and Logistics

Location: Siena Retreat Center 5637 Erie Street, Racine, Wisconsin, (near Milwaukee airport)

Registration Fee:  $235 (postmarked or submitted online before July 8, 2019);     $275 (postmarked or submitted online after July 8, 2019)  Registration fee includes overnight accommodations on Tuesday and Wednesday and meals from Tuesday dinner to Thursday lunch.

Starting and Ending Times:  The retreat begins on Tuesday, October 22 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 7:00 p.m.   The retreat ends on Thursday, October 24, with luncheon that begins at 12 noon. Departure is at your leisure.

To Register Online, Click Here

To Register by Mail:  Make checks payable to “New Ways Ministry” and send with registration form to:

New Ways Ministry, 4012 29th Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Cancellation Policy: Prior to September 15, 2019, all but $25 is refundable. No refunds after September 15th.

Flight Information:  The Milwaukee Airport is about 30 minutes from Siena Retreat Center. Arrive at airport by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 22nd.  Depart after 3:00 pm on Thursday, October 24th.

For further information, please call (301) 277-5674.