Fertility Life Skills

Have you ever been camping? (Real camping—not RV camping!) How quickly priorities get reordered to remind us of the “basics” – keeping warm, safe, fed. It can be refreshing – and leave us with a new perspective and even a sense of accomplishment! The Life Skill of Knowing Your Fertility Sometimes we end up “camping”…

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Co-Creation With God

Growing up, I would often ask my mom to “Just tell me what you want me to do, and I’ll do it.”  She would remind me, instead, that she wanted me to look around and see what needed to be done and who needed a hand.  I wanted a checklist; she wanted me to develop…

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A New Path – Tools of the New Apostolic Age

Written by Katie Zulanas. Originally published in Family Foundations. We’ve pondered before the beautiful picture of the resurrected Lord as a gardener waiting for Mary Magdalene to recognize Him. He is holding a spade—a tool for working. This past year has been a labor of love updating our CycleProGo app to be reintroduced as the…

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Sacrifice, Lent and Practicing NFP

Written by Katie Zulanas As we enter into Lenten season 2023, I have been meditating on many Saints who remind us that Lent is a chance to “begin again.” With prayer and fasting, our 40 days can give us a time and a place to invite Christ into our hearts in a way more fruitful…

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Beginning Again This Lent

Written by Katie Zulanas We invite you to join us in our meditations of the stations with thoughts from the saints. Our overall theme this year and this Lent will be “Begin Again,” inspired by Saint Francis de Sales who tells us: “It is right that you should begin again every day. There is no…

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The Heart of an Evangelist 

Written by Katie Zulanas. Originally published in Family Foundations. I have always loved the tradition of CCL to be evangelistic and meet couples where they are at in their faith journey. We share our stories of conversions, both small and large, especially in Family Foundations. That helps strengthen us all on our path in life.…

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Growing in Faith, Growing in our Mission 

Written by Katie Zulanas. Originally published in Family Foundations. I had a good laugh the other day when I saw a meme that said, “I have a mustard seed and I’m not afraid to use it!” How hard it is sometimes for us to believe in that little mustard seed and see as God sees.…

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Making Straight the Path

Written by Katie Zulanas, Executive Director. In a “post-Roe” world, we have been inspired by and are asking for the intercession of John the Baptist as we “make straight the paths” to learning and living the NFP lifestyle. From his first powerful witness, when he leapt in the womb of his mother in greeting Mary…

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Life Has Won

Written by Katie Zulanas, Executive Director. As I write this, I see the proclamation “Life has won!” and there is cause to rejoice with the overturning of Roe v Wade, and in my mind some acknowledgement can be made to the steadfast work of the members of the Couple to Couple League. Despite seemingly overwhelming…

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Joy Amidst Uncertainty: A Covid Wedding

Marriage Planning “It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know it has begun. A thousand heralds proclaim it to the listening air, a thousand messengers betray it to the eye,” says the poet Longfellow. What a glorious time–to be newly in love and looking forward to beginning…

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