WHAT WE BELIEVE
Corpus Christi for Unity and Peace
Our beliefs stem from Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the Magisterium of the Church.1
We believe the dignity of the human person must be preserved and defended because each of us is made in the image and likeness of God.2
We believe that gender is tied to biological sex, and so tied to the spiritual reality of a person. By natural law, we believe a person’s gender cannot be different than their biological sex and therefore gender fluidity is not possible.3
We believe that “human life is sacred: from its very inception”.4
We believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.5 By natural law, we believe that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.6
We believe that the family is the God-ordained basic unit of society which is important for its success; a society that does not recognize the family will eventually fall apart.7
We believe in democracy that accepts and embraces God’s existence and love of His creation, rather than Marxism or Socialism because both reject God’s existence and is centered on a materialist worldview that divides people, limits religious freedom which leads to a culture of death.8
We believe in fostering a community where social justice is obtained by respecting the transcendent dignity of the human person, whose defense and promotion have been entrusted to us by the Creator.9
We believe the pathway toward unity and peace is through prayer and dialogue.
1 Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) Paragraph #95 – “It is clear therefore that, in the supremely wise arrangement of God, sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are so connected and associated that one of them cannot stand without the others. Working together, each in its own way, under the action of the one Holy Spirit, they all contribute effectively to the salvation of souls.”
2 Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), Paragraph #1700
3 “Male and Female He Created Them” Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education,” by Congregation for Catholic Education
4 From the Encyclical Letter Mater et Magistra of Pope John XXIII, May 15, 1961, CCC, Paragraph #2258
5 Genesis 2:24 states: “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.” In Matthew 19:4-5, Jesus reaffirms this: “He answered, ‘Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one’?”
6 CCC, Paragraph #2357
7 Home and Family – the Building Block of Society by Deborah Butler, USCCB “Beliefs & Teachings, What We Believe, Call to Family Community and Participation”
8 Dominum Et Vivificantem, “On the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World, St. John Paul’s 5th Encyclical (Para 56 emphasis added).
9 Catechism of the Catholic Church, Chapter 2, Article III, 1929
Corpus Christi for Unity and Peace CUP is open to Catholics who embrace our beliefs by accepting the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals and are in good standing with the Catholic Church. Our supporters agree we must defend our beliefs and promote a culture where the dignity of the human person is protected.