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Eric Stoutz, director of CUF’s Catholic Responses department, has recently been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. Eric and his wife Monica both want God to bring great good out of their situation. They ask for prayers for their eight children as they learn to carry this burden. Please join Catholics United for the Faith in [...]
Have you read the first encyclical of Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei? We’re looking for feedback from CUF members to include in an upcoming issue of Lay Witness magazine. Please email email@example.com with your thoughts and insights on this new document.
General That World Youth Day in Brazil may encourage all young Christians to become disciples and missionaries of the Gospel. Mission That throughout Asia doors may be open to messengers of the Gospel.
Catholics United for the Faith is happy to announce that our outreaches Emmaus Road Publishing and Lay Witness magazine have been honored again this year with several Catholic Press Association awards. Lay Witness columnist Emily Stimpson took the first place award for Best Regular Column in a General Interest magazine for her series “A New [...]
This evening after celebrating Mass to kick off the second annual Fortnight for Freedom promoting religious liberty, Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton unveiled plans for the renovation of Holy Name Cathedral in downtown Steubenville. “The Diocese of Steubenville was established in 1944,” the Bishop told those in attendance. “But we will comb through the archival records [...]
Tomorrow, June 22, is the feast of one of the patrons of Catholics United for the Faith: St. Thomas More. Most of us are familiar with the story of this English layman beheaded during the reign of Henry VIII. When More refused to betray the eternal truth about marriage, he unknowingly became the patron of [...]
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Respect. That a culture of dialogue, listening, and mutual respect may prevail among peoples. New Evangelization. That where secularization is strongest, Christian communities may effectively promote a new evangelization.
Oklahoma native Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D., was an Episcopal clergyman from 1950–1963. In 1963 he was received with his wife, Ruth, and their five children into the Catholic Church. Twenty years later, he was ordained to the priesthood of the Catholic Church, with a dispensation from the rule of celibacy under the Pastoral Provision. [...]
Today is the feast of St. Rita of Cascia, an extraordinary woman of devotion and perseverance. For almost 20 years, Rita (Born Margherita Lotti) patiently prayed for the conversion of her husband, who persistently abused her. After her husband was murdered, this saintly woman eventually entered a religious community in the Augustinian tradition. Rita died [...]
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