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

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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Let the Celebration Continue…

“Whatever he tells you, do it,” was what Mary told the servants of the wedding in Cana. Leave it to our Mama Mary to be sensitive to the potential embarrassment to the bride and groom and their families of running short of wine. Mary turns to her son for help–with the remedy being no less…

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Creating New Pathways

I remember when I saw that 0.4°F rise in temperature on my first chart.  Suddenly, Humanae Vitae became very personal.  It applied to me.  It applied to us.    It communicated that I was wonderfully made—according to God’s design. My husband and I were part of a bigger design.  Wow.  That personal experience – although it…

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CCL in Postpartum?

It is quiet in the garden these days outside our office window at the Holy Spirit Center.  Seemingly little happening there; however, just like at CCL, the “groundwork” for growth is being established.  It is, in fact, a very busy time for us!   I had our team laughing when I remarked that CCL was in…

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Expanding the Tent

As we begin our 50th Jubilee Year on October 7, 2020, the Feast of the Holy Rosary, I invite you to join us in a special commitment to offering a rosary each week for the mission of CCL, its volunteers, students and members.  After 50 years of planting the seeds of the truth of Humanae…

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Cultivating a new creation

We are just getting back to work as Ohio slowly lifts its “stay at home” orders.  We continue to pray for you and yours–asking for Our Lord’s protection and healing.  It is strangely quiet at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center where our office is now located.  As we clean and dust our office, we are…

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An Easter Story

Writing this column in the beginning of April, it is our fervent prayer that this issue greets you as the world is coming out of the global challenge of COVID-19, and as we are experiencing the Easter blessing of healing and health.  As we have traveled through this worldwide time of trial, I am reflecting…

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