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Archive for January 2018

Infertility 101: The basic information all couples should know

From the Family Foundations archives. An excerpt from The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples, by Carmen Santamaria and Angelique Ruhi-Lopez, reprinted with permission from Ave Maria Press. **** What causes infertility? About a third of the time, infertility can be traced to a cause within the woman. In another third…

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OSV nails it with magazines for young adults

I’m one of three millennials in my office and the only one in marketing. So it shouldn’t have surprised me a couple of weeks ago when my boss handed me two thick young adult magazines and asked me to review them. But it did. I’m not really a magazine person. I love the idea of…

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NFP: A key to Christian unity?

This year, the Week for Christian Unity falls on January 18-25. As in years past, ecumenism efforts have culminated during this time, with internationally-coordinated events and even an official theme. But now, in 2018, events could align to create a new platform for Christian unity: reproductive health. With more attention than ever on the dangers…

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Pope Francis: We undervalue mothers

Pope Francis is a momma’s boy. He talks about motherhood so well and so often that we’ve written on it before. Between his love for the Blessed Mother and his admiration for hard-working earthly moms, there’s a lot to cover: like the time he boldly called motherhood an antidote to selfishness, his decision to dedicate…

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Shorter, lighter and pain-free periods

Fun fact: A natural, healthy period should not be long, heavy or painful. You read that correctly: five days at most, only moderate flow, with no noticeable cramping. But when you think of having your period, what comes to mind? If you’re like most women who experience these negative symptoms (along with an array of…

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SLS18: Young women find hope at CCL booth

Countless wonderful and beautiful things happened at Focus’ 2018 Student Leadership Summit in Chicago last week, but one thing in particular stood out at the Couple to Couple League booth: Young ladies from across the country were being blown away by the beauty of their own bodies. Many women (and men) who approached our booth…

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