Can Catholics Celebrate Halloween?

 Is the celebration of Halloween a pagan feast? May a Catholic celebrate Halloween in good conscience? What is the history of this popular American holiday? We celebrate Halloween on the evening before All Saints Day. The word itself is a shortened form of “All Hallows’ Eve,” which quite literally means “the eve of All Saints.” […]

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Celebrating St. Kateri: Updated

This weekend, as Kateri Tekakwitha is elevated to sainthood, the Church in America has a wonderful opportunity to ask for the intercession of “one of our very own.”  Longtime CUF member Marlene McCauley has launched a site dedicated to this powerful patroness, found here.  The website includes biographical information and additional resources. St. Kateri Tekakwitha, […]

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Who’s Telling the Truth?

After last night’s vice presidential debate in which current Vice President Joe Biden vehemently asserted that the HHS Mandate will in no way require Catholics to compromise their beliefs, the USCCB rapidly responded with a forcefully worded Press Release. Here is the bulk of that statement, setting the record straight: Last night, the following statement was made […]

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Jumpstarting the Year of Faith

Yesterday marked the official start of the Year of Faith, a time designated by Pope Benedict for the universal Church to rediscover the treasures of our faith in Jesus Christ. Throughout this exciting year, Catholics United for the Faith will promote the celebration of the Year of Faith in our various outreaches. For starters, we […]

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