vatican recognition
The 25th of April 2005, on the Feast of St. Mark, the Vatican through the Pointifical Council for the Laity granted definitive approval of the Statutes of Couples For Christ thereby confirming permanent recognition of CFC as a private international association of the faithful, with juridical personality, according to canon 298-311-329 of the Code of Canon Law.

In 2000, CFC Global was recognized by the Holy See (Vatican) as a private international association of the lay faithful of pontifical right.

Pontifical Council For The Laity: Directory of Associations

CFC Accreditation

CFC is at the forefront of the Catholic laity’s efforts to bring spouses and family members closer to each other, to the Church and to GOD. This is being done through continuing program of pastoral and spiritual formation which covers, among many others, the Church teachings, Scriptures, Christian relationships, vocation, marriage enrichment, family oneness, sanctity of life and social justice.

CFC is one with the Church and regularly seeks her guidance through its Spiritual Director. It seeks to be part of every parish and encourages its members to be actively involved in parish services, programs, committees and projects. CFC, USA is a working model for the development of basic ecclesial communities (e.g., in the Philippines) and can hasten the formation of a strong and vibrant parish. To date, CFC has obtained official recognition from 48 archdioceses/dioceses in the United States.

Why Such A Ministry?

It is God’s plan that the family is the basic unit of society, such that the families determine the condition of society. However, there are many forces in the world today that would , wittingly or unwittingly, destroy the very foundations of the family. CFC wants to rise up in defense of the family which is God’s work. CFC wants to bring God’s strength and light to those who are struggling to be truly Christian families in the modern world.

What Benefits Can A Parish Derive In Having Couples For Christ?

There are a number of benefits.
1. Couples are renewed and strengthened in their Christian lives. Strong couples make strong families, which make strong parish.

2. A basic CFC objective is to be relevant to the life of the Church, specifically in the parish, CFC members are expected to support their parish priest and be available for parish services.

3. CFC can be effectively used in the strategic evangelization of parishioners who are potentially strong servants and workers for the parish.

4. CFC has proven to be an effective tool for fostering unity among mandated organizations and other parish groups, by redirecting leaders to focus on the Lord rather than on their service.

5. CFC can be a conduit for social action in the parish, one of our objectives being the economic and spiritual upliftment of our less fortunate brethren.

6. CFC can hasten the formation of a strong, vibrant Christian community.

CFC USA Diocesan Recognition

Diocese of Birmingham
Archdiocese of Mobile

Diocese of Fresno
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Diocese of Oakland
Diocese of Sacramento
Diocese of San Bernardino
Diocese of San Diego
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Diocese of San Jose
Diocese of Stockton

Archdiocese of Denver

Diocese of Wilmington

Diocese of Savannah

Diocese of Jackson
Archdiocese of Miami
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
Diocese of Saint Augustine
Diocese of St. Petersburg

Diocese of Honolulu

Archdiocese of Chicago

Diocese of Wichita

Diocese of Lexington
Diocese of Louisville

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Diocese of Fall River

Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Archdiocese of Saint Louis

Archdiocese of Omaha

Archdiocese of Newark
Diocese of Metuchen

Archdiocese of New York

Diocese of Raleigh
Diocese of Charlotte

Diocese of Oklahoma City

Diocese of Portland

Archdiocese of Philadelphia 

Diocese of Sioux Falls

Diocese of Austin
Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Galveston-Houston
Diocese of San Angelo
Diocese of Tyler

Archdiocese of Washington

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