As a service to our members, Catholics United for the Faith has a Catholic Responses department that’s always available to answer their questions. One particular member sent us three questions last week, and I’ll reprint them below along with my responses. (1) Does the Church have an official answer on the age of the earth in terms [...]
Last week I received through our Catholic Responses department a question regarding the support of businesses that contribute to Planned Parenthood, and related issues concerning cooperation with evil. Since I’m frequently asked about this, I thought I would post the substance of my response on our blog. The starting point must be the crucial distinction [...]
If you’ve ever wondered, debated, or even argued about how long to leave your Christmas decorations up, this item from CUF’s director of Catholic Responses, Eric Stoutz, is for you. What he sketches out can not only help us answer that question, but it can also teach us about living the liturgical seasons.
I recently received this question via email: “Does everyone receive the gift of faith? Why or why not?” I think this is a most timely topic to consider as Christmas approaches. What follows is my response to the questioner. I welcome our readers’ further comments and insights on this topic. “If we mean by ‘faith’ [...]
Like St. Matthew’s Gospel, each and every Mass ends with a commissioning, as we’re sent to bring the light of Christ to all the world. We’re not supposed to keep our faith to ourselves or under a bushel basket, but instead it is given to us so we can give it away. Faith without words, [...]
“How can I strengthen my marriage?” “How can we build up our family’s prayer life?” CUF Vice President Mike Sullivan is being featured on Relevant Radio’s Searching the Word with Chuck Neff, and he will be answering your questions on marriage and family life. He will also talk about his chapter in Catholic for a [...]
Eric Stoutz was recently featured on Relevant Radio’s Searching the Word with Chuck Neff. The hour-long show gave Eric an opportunity to showcase his ten years of experience answering the toughest questions you can imagine. What makes a good catechetical program? What is the Church’s teaching on tattoos? What happens if I refuse to forgive [...]