Lenten Stations to Begin Again

Written by Katie Zulanas, Executive Director CCL We find ourselves in Lent again. It is a time to pause and to begin again. Saint Francis de Sales once said: “It is right that you should begin again every day. There is no better way to complete the spiritual life than to be ever beginning it…

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Healthy Fasting Tips for Lent

NFPers are no strangers to the idea of abstinence, healthy fasting and self-control. Lent is a beautiful liturgical season. The entire Church joins together in self-denial in a focused way. We, seasoned NFP veterans, can be something of an example for those to whom such practices are less familiar. Just as NFP worth doing is…

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What’s An NFP Guy To Do?

By Jim Volpe In the software industry, we have a saying, “Run towards the pain.” When we have identified a pain point in a business process, we exercise that process more until we find out what is wrong and fix it. This is a great strategy with computers, but things are a bit different with…

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A Valentine’s Day Gift of a Different Variety

Valentine’s Day is often either a beloved day to show appreciation to loved ones or despised for its use of commercialism. While yes, it’s a great day to be a florist, a jewelry store or a candy store, we all know buying things for each other does not scratch the surface of what love and…

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Revelation90, Natural Plan and Catholic Media

Catholic ministries, including Couple to Couple League, the premier provider of Natural Family Planning resources, are becoming more and more conversant with using social media and the impact it can have on evangelizing both Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Two new programs, Revelation90 and Natural Plan, have been generating interest throughout Catholic social media circles. Couple…

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Ask Me (Almost) Anything About NFP

CCL offers a bi-annual Live Clergy Seminar. In 2023, the “Ask Me (Almost) Anything” webinar, hosted by three Catholic doctors, gave clergy the chance to ask questions that were the most pressing for them about natural family planning, contraceptives, fertility and faith. Priests and deacons, diocese and parish staff, and even one international clergy from…

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5 Reasons to Learn NFP this Year

It’s that time of year to make life-changing resolutions we inevitably forget by mid-March! Think back to all the New Year’s resolutions you’ve kept. If you can remember any at all, there’s probably only one or two that had any real effect on your life. That’s because of the Commitment Triangle: Basically, there are three…

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A Plan for Meal Planning

By Amanda Rohwedder, founder of Temple + Table. I frequently hear from newlywed – and not so newlywed – couples that they struggle to know what to make for dinner and want ideas that are both healthy and easy. Enter: meal planning! Cooking certain ingredients in bulk at the start of the week to use…

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New Booklets for Better Fertility Health

Marilyn Shannon has been saying in Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition since 1990, “Many cycle problems can be alleviated — or even solved — simply through better nutrition or body balance.” Couple to Couple League has recommended her book to countless women and men over the past 30-plus years and our NFP Teaching Couples and Fertility…

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A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution

Are you like millions of other Americans who resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in the new year? Are you afraid that despite your enthusiasm and motivation to make lasting changes in diet and exercise you might lose steam after a few weeks because…well…you have in the past and there is always some occasion to…

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