“Apparent Departure was in Truth the Beginning of a New Newness”

Pondering St. Luke’s description of  Christ’s disciples immediately after the Ascension–”[They] returned to Jerusalem with great joy” (Lk. 24:52)–Pope Benedict XVI  commented: “That does not quite correspond to our normal psychology.” How can it be that the disciples were full of joy when once again their Lord and Master was going where they could not […]

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Loving Jesus, Living Lent

Around Ash Wednesday, the CUF office typically begins receiving questions about the Church’s Lenten practices–especially her laws of fast and abstinence. Those are good questions, and we have answers available online. But another topic that also comes up within the office–and one that relates to how we understand and process the Church’s teachings and disciplines–is […]

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