CUF Conference Refreshes, Inspires

We’re back in the office after a grace-filled 40th Anniversary Conference. A huge thank you to all our speakers, volunteers, and participants! One participant summed up the weekend nicely: “It has been a superb conference in every way.” Another wrote, “We do so appreciate all of the special work that went into this conference. It’s […]

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NOT “Catholics United”

We have received numerous questions lately as to Catholics United for the Faith’s affiliation with a group bearing a similar name. Given the confusion that has arisen, we would like to issue a clarification. Catholics United for the Faith (CUF) is not affiliated in any way with the group “Catholics United.” Further, CUF does not […]

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The Pope Being the Pope

Amidst all the sophisticated commentary and speculation concerning what the Pope would say to his flock, I found the opening paragraph of the Pope’s homily at Nationals Stadium (after a few introductory remarks) absolutely refreshing: “In the exercise of my ministry as the Successor of Peter, I have come to America to confirm you, my brothers […]

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New Statement Responds to Campaign Events at Catholic Colleges

Following a series of campaign events by pro-abortion presidential candidates on Catholic college campuses, a coalition of influential Catholic organizations today released a statement urging all Catholic institutions to refuse to host politicians who oppose Catholic teaching on serious moral issues. The statement was organized by The Cardinal Newman Society, a group that works to […]

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More from the March

CUF’s signs were a hit at the March for Life; they carried the important message that the right to life as well as the preservation of marriage and family are all components of a true culture of life. CUF President Mike Sullivan is interviewed by a radio station from Texas. Earlier in the morning, a […]

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Separating the Fruit from the Nuts

Yesterday I commented on the phenomenon of seemingly good spiritual fruit coming from questionable sources in the Church. Today, I would like to offer a few biblical observations to help us make more sense of this situation as lay Catholics. (1) As St. Paul writes, “Test everything; retain what is good” (1 Thess. 5:21). At least for […]

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Blaming the Bishops

The Connecticut legislature, over relentless objection from the Connecticut bishops, passes a law that requires all hospitals in the state, including Catholic hospitals, to administer “emergency contraception” without first administering an ovulation test. Members of the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” where else but in San Francisco, as part of their mockery of the Catholic faith, […]

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Dare We Hope?

Catholic News Service (CNS) reports that, according to Vatican sources, Pope Benedict has completed a second encyclical, a meditation on Christian hope: The text, tentatively titled “Spe Salvi” (“Saved by Hope”), is about 65 pages, sources said Oct. 16. . . . . The working title comes from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, in […]

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