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 those in our culture today seeking to preserve and defend the institution of marriage. How providential that CUF’s founders had the inspiration to take More on as an intercessor and patron of this apostolate, especially when once again God’s plan for marriage has fallen out of fashion.
CUF continues to preserve and defend the institution of marriage, not only by assisting our members through our Catholic Responses department with questions regarding the sacrament, but also through formative articles in Lay Witness magazine (including a regular column this year by Dr. John Bergsma on the biblical understanding of marriage), and excellent resources from Emmaus Road Publishing (such as Getting the Marriage Conversation Right: A Guide for Effective Dialogue and Build Your House on Rock).
If you are committed to defending marriage, please consider joining CUF and assisting in our efforts.
St. Thomas More, pray for us!