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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Like Noah’s Righteous Sons

The relation of Christ and the Church is often expressed in nuptial terms. Christ is the Bridegroom; the Church is his Bride. By extension, the bishop (who acts in the person of Christ) and his flock have a spousal, familial relationship. The bishop’s ring symbolizes his “marriage” to the local Church. Moreover, the bishop typically […]

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Tune In!

“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 […]

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Why CUF?

Catholics United for the Faith (CUF) is an international lay organization dedicated to proclaiming and teaching the Catholic faith. Since 1968, CUF has offered much-needed doctrinal and spiritual assistance to those who have turned to us for reliable information as to what the Church really teaches. CUF has also provided a courageous, unified voice for […]

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Why a blog?

For the past 39 years, CUF has used all the available means of social communication to communicate the truth of the Gospel—from magazines, tracts, and newspapers, to radio and television, to toll-free helplines and websites, to books and audios. Of special note would be our award-winning magazine for today’s Catholic men and women Lay Witness […]

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