By Sarah Rozman | September 19, 2008
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 endorse any political candidate.
“Catholics United” took up its name in 2005 (it was previously known as the “Catholic Voting Project”). CUF has been using its name (“Catholics United for the Faith”) since its founding in 1968.
CUF’s mission is to “support, defend, and advance the efforts of the teaching Church in accord with the teachings of the Second Vatican Council.” For 40 years, CUF has been a leading voice of Catholic laity throughout the world, noted for its commitment to doctrinal orthodoxy, spiritual renewal, and unity in the faith.
In carrying out its mission, CUF provides and recommends resources to help Catholics form their consciences. They include:
-“Forming Catholic Consciences” by CUF
-Going God’s Way: The Church’s Teaching on Moral Conscience (CUF FAITH FACT)
-“Keep Us Free from Sin”: Conscience and Confession by Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I.
-Conscience and the Obedience of Faith by Jay Boyd
-Catholics in Political Life: An Excerpt from the Booklet “Catholics in the Public Square” by CUF advisor Bishop Thomas Olmsted