Thursday, February 7, 2008

Apostolate Review: Catholics United for the Faith

Some of you may be aware of an apostolate called Catholics United for the Faith (CUF). But for those unfamiliar with it, I would like to give it some attention.

They have some really good apologetics resources, and offer excellent conferences. Their 2008 Conference marks their 40th Anniversary (click the button to see the list of speakers they have coming to Pennsylvania this fall)

From the "About" page:

Catholics United for the Faith (CUF) is an international lay apostolate, building on the only sure foundation for happiness and renewal of the family and society: the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church.

Founded by H. Lyman Stebbins in 1968 to support, defend, and advance the efforts of the teaching Church, CUF has helped tens of thousands of people discover and strengthen their Catholic faith.

Read more about our mission.
Meet our dedicated Leadership and Staff.
Learn about our storied history of CUF and our Chapters.

CUF also now has a blog, which I'll be adding to my sidebar.

There is an interesting entry today by Leon Suprenant, who once studied to be a priest, but found that was not the vocation to which he was called. I would encourage anyone considering a vocation to see the method he used for making his final discernment. Discernment doesn't end with a trip to the seminary or to the convent. It ends with ordination, or final vows. Finding you are not called to the priesthood or religious life after you enter such a serious phase of discernment is nothing for which you should hold your head in shame.

Whether you are discerning yourself and struggling, or if you are a parent, friend or relative of someone discerning, there are some good things to learn from Leon's post: Vocation Awareness

Another entry by Leon which caught my eye was on Lent called: Give it up! Read it to see just the many ways we try to get around those bodily penances.


You can become a member of CUF which is how their works are supported. If you click that link, you will see some good benefits that come back to you, one of which is the Lay Witness magazine. They have a section on their website, for Lay Witness "web-exclusive" articles well worth checking out.

The website features many other things:

You may want to check out other events that they have coming up, especially for Lent.

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