Local Catholic (in name only) reform group to disband: Voice of the Faithful in Wisconsin dissolves

The Milwaukee affiliate of Voice of the Faithful, a national Catholic reform group founded in response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, is preparing to fold in September, saying it has been unable to attract new leaders to advance the organization. The decision comes as the national organization, bolstered in recent days by an emergency infusion of cash, prepares to unveil a blueprint that will place a greater emphasis on political activism. “We’ve been active and vibrant; it’s not for lack of interest,” said Nancy Moews, who has led the local chapter since its inception in 2001-’02. “But there’s no new leadership willing to take it on.”