The Beautiful Adventure of Motherhood

Every new mother, along with Winnie-the-Pooh, knows this to be true: “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” We mothers know instinctively after the birth, or adoption, of a child, our lives will never be the same. Along with that sentiment can come doubt in our ability and…

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What Do the Apparitions of Our Lady Teach Us Today?

An apparition from Our Lady is a major spiritual event for a good reason. The Gospels record just a handful of times that Mary speaks – like the Annunciation, Visitation, Finding of Jesus in the Temple, and Wedding at Cana. When you think about Mary’s low-key persona in the Bible, it is pretty amazing that…

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NFP: Not Just Good, Good for You

Who doesn’t want more ways to live a healthier, more joyful life? Couples who practice Natural Family Planning have even more reasons to celebrate their desire to live lives that are faithful to the Church because NFP isn’t just good, it’s good for you. Of course, most NFP couples know that natural family planning offers…

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St. Joseph, The Model NFP Man

While living the NFP life we need to find support and role models wherever God provides them. It is a challenge to live this life by our own skills but that’s not how God designed it. As a teaching couple, we have been blessed that some of our students and fellow teachers have become companions…

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PeakDay: The Catholic NFP App

You’ve chosen to use Natural Family Planning – so, why aren’t you using a Catholic fertility tracking app to help you practice NFP. Not all fertility apps are alike. Some apps share your data with third parties. Other apps bombard you with ads about birth control. Some offer support from specialists that may not share…

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Do You Have Hands of Mary?

This wonderful article, written by a religious sister, reflects on whether her actions follow in the footsteps of Mary’s actions. That is, do our actions point others to Jesus? It’s a great reflection and worthy of your time-especially in May, the month of Mary. But when I read the title, I thought of something a…

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Finding Strength in My Perfectly Imperfect Witness

My husband and I just finished teaching another marriage-preparation course yesterday. Every month for the past two years we’ve had the opportunity to witness and talk to young couples about sex and natural family planning. There’s nothing like 40 pairs of eyes staring straight back at you with the look of, “You guys are out-of-your-mind…

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Great Time for a Fresh Start

We are now beginning the Easter Octave and it’s time to look ahead. We roll away the stone of Lent and celebrate and rejoice in the Resurrection. Now it is time to enter into a new beginning, a new life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Time for a fresh start. Easter offers us…

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Life Lessons From The Last Supper

The Last Supper, by Leonardo Da Vinci, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy Isn’t it is beautiful how, when you least expect it, an image can set off a train of thought you never anticipated? Not long ago, while in adoration in my parish church, St. Mary of the Assumption, an altar carving I have looked…

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St. Joseph, Husband of Mary

March 19th, Feast Day of St Joseph On March 19th, the Church celebrates St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is one of CCL’s patron saints because he is a role model for husbands, fathers and anyone trying to live a chaste life. There is a beautiful painting that hangs in the National…

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