Catholics United for the Faith, Inc.
"Proclaiming Christ to a New Generation"
Why Catholics should join CUF!
827 North Fourth Street, Steubenville, Ohio 43952
Dear Catholic Friend,
Your membership in and your support for Catholic United for the
Faith is essential to assist all of us as we strive to let the splendor
of the Church's teaching shine forth. The following are some of the
areas and issues where CUF has provided an invaluable service to
You may know friends, colleagues, or family members who are ardent
evangelical Protestants, Mormons, or Jehovah's Witnesses. These
people may have objections to the Church's teaching on Our Lady,
justification, or papal authority. Or you may have Catholic family
members who have difficulty with the Church's teaching on
contraception or other moral issues. Please call us at (800) MY-FAITH,
and we'd be happy to send you a FAITH FACT that will help you lead
them closer to Christ and His Church.
Problematic sex education programs continue to be a problem in
many areas of the United States in spite of the clear teaching
found in The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality. Through the
assistance offered by Information Services and by using our Effective
Lay Witness Protocol, CUF members in two dioceses successfully
petitioned their bishops to remove such programs from their schools.
Other members have been able to lessen the effects of problematic sex
education in their dioceses or schools. If we can help you or others
you know in this delicate and important area, please call us.
Some religious education materials dissent from or marginalize the
teaching found in the Catechism. We've been able to help parents
deal effectively with local pastors on this issue. If we can be of
assistance, or if you home school your children and they are being
told they cannot receive the sacraments, please feel free to call us.
Some Church renovations comply with current liturgical norms, but
many do not. At times, renovators appeal to a false "spirit of
Vatican II" that allegedly requires destroying works of art, removing
statues, and banishing the Blessed Sacrament to a tiny closet. Upon
discussing this with sympathetic officials of the Roman Curia last
fall, we were able to develop an even more effective strategy to help
members who face such concerns.
In addition to the controversies noted, there are hundreds of
questions each month that members have about other matters pertaining
to their faith. Information Services addresses a wide array of
questions on the faith that helps thousands of people each year. These
include questions on apologetics, Sacred Scripture, the sacraments, and
virtually every area of Catholic life.
Along with our FAITH FACTS and research services, Information
Services' staff are available to come speak at conferences, retreats,
parish seminars, or any event in which you need someone to explain the
riches of our faith. Over the past year, Information Services'
staff have given parish missions, spoken at retreats, addressed high
school students on matters of virtue development, given seminars on
magisterial documents, and spoken at several conferences on a variety
of topics. If you would like one of them to come for a speaking
engagement, please call (800) MY FAITH for our speaker information.
Because we want to lead as many people as possible to Christ and His
Church, we offer our FAITH FACT service free of charge. But
keeping well qualified staff and maintaining a toll-free help line, a
web site, and an extensive research library costs us nearly $200,000.00
Throughout the liturgical year, the Church asks us to pray, fast, and
perform works of mercy. CUF's Information Services office is a great
work of spiritual mercy. Please pray for the success of our efforts.
that God may use us as instruments to lead even more souls to Christ,
His Church, and His Vicar on earth.
And if God has blessed you financially, please consider making a
gift for Information Services today. Your financial assistance
makes it possible for members all over North America to receive an
excellent service offered nowhere else.
Your contribution helps ensure that we will be here when you or
someone you love calls with a question about the faith. Please
consider making a donation today.
United in the Faith,
P.S. I can't thank you enough for your prayers and support of
Catholics United for the Faith. If you're able to make a gift,
simply call our toll-free number or send your contribution to our
address (CUF, 827 N 4th St., Steubenville, OH 43952). For gifts of $
50.00 or more, we will be happy to send you a copy of our latest book
published by Emmaus Road.
Saint Joseph, patron of Catholics United for the Faith,
PRAY FOR US!