Lay Witness Magazine

Book Reviews – November/December 2003

“Priest: Portraits of Ten Good Men Serving the Church Today” and “Catholic Replies 2” Jeff Ziegler and James Likoudis From the Nov/Dec 2003 Issue of Lay Witness Magazine Priest: Portraits of Ten Good Men Serving the Church Today by Michael S. Rose reviewed by Jeff Ziegler Sophia Institute Press, 2003. Type the word “priests” into a popular Internet search engine, and close to the top of the list of results appears the website of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. Type the word “priest” into the same search engine, and near the top of the list is the … Continue reading

Chapter News – November/December 2003

Light the World CUF From the Nov/Dec 2003 Issue of Lay Witness Magazine Annandale, VA. We welcome our newest CUF Chapter, St. Jerome Chapter, with its chairman Steve Pimentel. Lay Witness readers are aware of Steve’s excellent articles on the Acts of the Apostles (see pp. 36-37 in print edition of Lay Witness). Steve is building his chapter around the use of Emmaus Road materials for an effective catechesis of its members. St. Paul, MN. Members of St. Thomas More Chapter attended a retreat for members and friends that was conducted by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, a well-known writer on liturgical … Continue reading

CUF and Sex Education

James Likoudis From the Nov/Dec 2003 Issue of Lay Witness Magazine From the beginning of Catholics United for the Faith, founder H. Lyman Stebbins realized that the introduction of formal sex education programs in Catholic schools—as well as in public schools—presented a grave risk to the faith and morals of millions of children and youth exposed to such programs. There can be no question that in view of the Church’s traditional teaching and practice on the training of children, adolescents, and adults in modesty and chastity, the “new sex education” that had emerged in public and parochial schools was in … Continue reading

CUF News – November/December 2003

Spreading the Word CUF From the Nov/Dec 2003 Issue of Lay Witness Magazine New Releases from Emmaus Road Choosing good reading for Advent or finding books for Christmas gifts that will encourage the Catholic faith of a friend or family member can be a challenge. The two newest books from Emmaus Road Publishing could be the answer. Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church is the most recent book by best-selling author Scott Hahn. In this readable collection of essays, Dr. Hahn tackles questions such as: Is there a Catholic approach to reading and … Continue reading

CUF Profiles – Al and Margo Szews

CUF From the Nov/Dec 2003 Issue of Lay Witness Magazine Married/Children: 3 wonderful children, a daughter Mary, and sons, Paul and Tom, all of whom are now married and have families of their own. They have blessed us with 13 grandchildren of whom we are very proud, see frequently, and love very much. Education: (Al) B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electircal engineering. (Margo) B.S. in dental hygiene with a minor in education. Occupation: (Margo) Dental hygienist for three years and a full-time homemaker for 40 years. (Al) Professor of electrical engineering for 31 years at Marquette University, consultant, and expert … Continue reading


Donald DeMarco From the Nov/Dec 2003 Issue of Lay Witness Magazine “HeartBeats” is a regular column on the virtues by popular Lay Witness contributor Donald DeMarco. Dr. DeMarco is a professor of philosophy at the University of St. Jerome’s College in Waterloo, Ontario. The Many Faces of Virtue, a collection of essays on the virtues by Dr. DeMarco, may be ordered by calling Emmaus Road Publishing at (800) 398-5470. For information on other DeMarco titles, call Benedictus Books toll-free at (888) 316-2640. CUF members receive a 10% discount Some individuals display virtues of such heroic proportions that they overwhelm the … Continue reading

Good Shepherds – Fr. Patrick Winslow

Molly Mulqueen From the Nov/Dec 2003 Issue of Lay Witness Magazine A vocation story is like a fingerprint: one-of-a-kind, as personal as can be, yet common to every human being—past, present, and future. It is something that identifies you for life and leaves an imprint on everything you ever touch. In its beautiful complexity, only God could have designed it. Fr. Patrick Winslow’s vocation story was clearly designed by God, but has been carried out with much assistance from Our Lady of Fatima. His story started in upstate New York. He describes himself as the third of five children in … Continue reading

Identifying and Engaging Heresy

CUF From the Nov/Dec 2003 Issue of Lay Witness Magazine Issue: What is heresy? What is dissent? How might Catholics effectively engage dissenters? Response: The Code of Canon Law, canon 751, defines heresy as “the obstinate denial or doubt, after baptism, of a truth which must be believed by divine and catholic faith.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church identifies heresy as a sin against faith, and thus against the First Commandment (no. 2089). Over the past few decades, heresy has become entrenched in many Catholic institutions, from colleges and universities to hospitals, from magazines and periodicals to chancery offices. … Continue reading

In Brief – November/December 2003

Current Issues CUF From the Nov/Dec 2003 Issue of Lay Witness Magazine Holy Father’s Intentions Pope John Paul II has announced the following general and missionary intentions for November and December of 2003: November That the Christians of the West may constantly increase their knowledge and appreciation of the spirituality and liturgical traditions of the oriental Churches. That the Church in America, celebrating the Second American Missionary Congress in Guatemala, may be inspired to more generous evangelizing activity even beyond her own frontiers. December That the members of all religions may cooperate to alleviate the human sufferings of our time. … Continue reading

Lead, Kindly Light – The Influence of Newman on CUF

John F. Crosby From the Nov/Dec 2003 Issue of Lay Witness Magazine CUF founder, Lyman Stebbins, was passionately devoted to the writings of the Venerable John Henry Newman. Lyman and I often discussed Newman and shared with each other passages in Newman that particularly impressed and affected us. In January 1979, he and I were two of the speakers at a weeklong conference on Newman at the Newman Center at Wichita State University, and during the days of that conference I had abundant opportunity to experience the depth of his understanding of and love for Newman. Lyman always wanted to … Continue reading