Archive for October, 2012
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.” [...]
From our CUF archives: various resources to help inform your voting decisions A Matter of Reception: Abortion, Holy Communion, and Catholic Politicians. This Faith Fact discusses the broad issue of abortion and the morality of a supporting a candidate who openly advocates abortion. The Rosary, Faith, and the Public Square. In this homily Bishop Thomas [...]
Today as we celebrate the memorial of Bl. John Paul II we once again have the opportunity to study from his great body of writings on a wide array of topics. Whether it be ecumenism, the relationship of faith and reason, the Blessed Mother, or the Eucharist, John Paul II seemed to have touched on [...]
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, [...]
For daily updates on the Bishop’s Synod on the New Evangelization and the Transmission of the Christian Faith (taking place in Rome through October 28) check the Vatican’s bulletins often.
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 [...]
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 [...]
While we’re still a few days shy of the official start of the Year of Faith, the U.S. Bishop’s conference is releasing a steady stream of resources for this great season in the Church. Beginning on October 11, according to a Vatican decree, the opportunity for plenary indulgence will be possible. Obtaining the indulgence is [...]
Today is the feastday of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Apostle of Divine Mercy. From her diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul: And I understood that the greatest attribute of God is love and mercy. It unites the creature with the Creator. This immense love and abyss of mercy are made known in the Incarnation of [...]
General: That the New Evangelization may progress in the oldest Christian countries. Mission: That the celebration of World Mission Day may result in a renewed commitment to evangelization.