NFP Brought Down a Wall Between Us

Written by Teaching Couple Mitchell and Chelsea Duplantis. Originally published in Family Foundations. Chelsea: I started taking the birth control pill when I was in high school. All of my friends were on it and I was also beginning to date, so I thought it was a smart idea. I was loosely raised Catholic, but…

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Three Generations of Postpartum Perspective

Written by Mike Manhart. Originally published in Family Foundations in 2022. Our home currently shelters three generations and is providing an interesting “grandparent” perspective on postpartum.  Our youngest daughter had her first child in September and her husband was deployed 10 days later.  Since then, she’s been staying with us, and it has provided a…

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The Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love

Written by Katie Zulanas. Originally published in Family Foundations in 2022. Oh, how true that is! Whether it refers to parenthood, or marriage, or another vocation, our life’s work, sincerely pursued, inevitably runs into suffering and sacrifice. Your true vocation will be the hardest job you’ll ever love—and despite that–it is worth it! Postpartum is…

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Interview on Catholic Morning about NFP

In July, Katie Zulanas was interviewed on Archangel Radio on the LA Catholic Morning with Todd Sylvester and Ellen Taylor. They touched on NFP, the world today and new resources for spanish speaking couples. Click on the link below to watch and listen to the 10 minute interview.

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CCL Teaching Couple Shares On-Air

This past summer, the Archdiocese of Atlanta held their annual Eucharistic Congress. Longtime teaching couple, Chris and Carrie Borgerding, organized a CCL booth and spoke with participants over the weekend about NFP and fertility awareness. EWTN radio caught up with Carrie and Chris at the congress to interview them about NFP, their story and the…

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Preparing for Postpartum

Written by Monica Mattuissi. Originally published in Family Foundations in 2022. Recently, when praying the Rosary, I was meditating on the second joyful mystery of the Visitation, when Mary makes a journey to visit her cousin Elizabeth. I was struck by Mary’s eagerness to visit her pregnant cousin Elizabeth, as any woman who has been…

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Getting Ready for NFP Week

National Awareness Week for NFP is coming up July 24-30th, 2022. The USCCB designates Natural Family Planning Awareness Week during the week of July that highlights the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) because it articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love, and responsible parenthood. The dates also mark the feast…

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Humanity- The Crown of Creation

Written by Melissa Gorley In our postpartum season with each of our first two children, I wanted to use cloth diapers. They are more economical in the long run; less waste is better for the environment. My mom used them. I tried … but the laundering! I was a busy young mom, struggling with breastfeeding…

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Join us for a Free Theology of the Body Virtual Conference

Last year, more than 77,000 men and women from 160 countries registered for the inaugural TOBVC, making it the largest Catholic Conference in 2020! Hosted by Theology of the Body Institute, the TOB Virtual Conference April 30-May 2 will feature 80+ of the most prominent speakers and artists! Even better, because CCL is an affiliate…

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Our daughters deserve better

It happens way too often. I’ll hear from one of the young women learning NFP from CCL who would like help reviewing their chart. That’s the good part. The frustrating part is that they often don’t know enough to help me answer their questions. Our daughters deserve better. One example is a 29-year-old woman who…

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