French president ignites fury of Twitter moms

In reference to impoverished African families and child brides, French President Emmanuel Macron exclaimed in September, «I always say: ‘Present me the woman who decided, being perfectly educated, to have seven, eight or nine children.’»  Macron’s remarks finally hit social media this week, and hell hath no fury like moms with big families on Twitter.…

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3 ways to teach your kids about guardian angels

The concept of guardian angels is difficult enough for adults to grasp, so it’s unsurprising that these supernatural beings often get reduced to a sort of heavenly Tooth Fairy when explained to children. Angels are much more than some kind of God-given imaginary friends, so it’s important to teach our families the difference between cute…

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Grandpa, Grandma and the eternal

St. Joseph, pray for us.  Sts. Joachim & Ann, pray for us. St. Gianna Beretta Molla, pray for us. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us. Upon first glance, Sts. Joachim and Ann might seem like odd patrons for an NFP organization, and yet their names are included in the litany of saints we appeal to…

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Sts. Monica and Augustine, persist with us

Yesterday was the feast of St. Monica, the mother of persistence, and today we celebrate the feast of her brilliant and influential son, St. Augustine. These feasts are timely, arriving in the midst of religious uncertainty and crisis. This woman — whose persistent prayers converted the hearts of her family and produced one of the…

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Transfigured

The world around us tells us in a million ways that we are nothing special. Most of all, it tells us that the gift of our sexuality is nothing special — in fact, it’s a big problem. We manipulate our hormones, poison ourselves, make war on healthy organs, or place physical barriers between us, trying…

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Top 10 reasons to attend CCL’s convention

This list could go on forever and ever, but we’ve boiled it down to just the top ten reasons you should head out to Cincinnati for the weekend and celebrate with us. 1) You asked for it, we put it on, now we need you! Ever since our last one in 2010, it seems like…

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Cincinnati invests in game-changing TOB curriculum

This is an extended version of the original article in our May/June 2018 edition of our magazine, Family Foundations. You can subscribe or order individual issues here. When Emily Macke was approached to write an 8-semester Theology of the Body curriculum for high schoolers, she wasn’t overwhelmed as one would expect. “My first reaction was excitement…

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Ditching the Pill …and other hormonal contraceptives

An excerpt from Marilyn M. Shannon’s book, Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition. **** Congratulations on your decision to discontinue birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives! You have taken a giant step toward better health. As hormone specialist Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., has written, you cannot achieve optimum hormonal balance while you are on the Pill, because hormones…

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HV Conference Registration is live!

Great news! The official website for our Humanae Vitae conference entitled, «Families, become what you are!» is open and registration has begun. Register now to secure your spot for this one-of-a-kind conference in beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio. This action-packed weekend is more than just a symposium or retreat. It’s a celebration of the family featuring guest…

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OSV nails it with magazines for young adults

I’m one of three millennials in my office and the only one in marketing. So it shouldn’t have surprised me a couple of weeks ago when my boss handed me two thick young adult magazines and asked me to review them. But it did. I’m not really a magazine person. I love the idea of…

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