Humanae Vitae Giving Day 2017: Enormous Success

$57,000. That’s the official gift count from Couple to Couple League’s second annual Humanae Vitae Giving Day. And that’s before the matching gift of $50,000. Thanks to generous gifts of all sizes, a grand total of $107,000 has been collected to directly support the mission of Humanae Vitae. “[The success of the giving day] opens…

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We give so there is another choice

Robert and Sarah Taylor are both pharmacists and live with their children in DeKalb, Ill. Why did you learn NFP? Robert grew up Catholic, and was aware of and very supportive of the Church’s teachings on contraception. I grew up Lutheran, and was not aware of NFP. As we were dating, we talked a lot…

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A humble servant with a joyful heart

A great friend of CCL was laid to rest today. Paul A. Busam, M.D. passed away at the age of 90 on December 30. He was a long-time friend of CCL co-founders John and Sheila Kippley, and served as the Chairman of the CCL Board of Directors for 25 years, from 1974-1999. He actively served…

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CCL releases new marriage prep book: Your Love Story

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2016 Media Contact: Ann Gundlach, Director of Communications agundlach@ccli.org 1-800-745-8252 Ext. 1033   New book helps engaged couples write their love story in line with God’s plan CCL releases low-cost/high-impact complement to any marriage preparation program   CINCINNATI, OHIO — It took many years and several missteps before William and…

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How this mom of 13 lives out Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * By Kateri Schwandt Through the Church’s teachings in Humanae Vitae on married life and love, my husband and I have willing accepted the practice of being open to life. Upon the arrival of our 13 boys, we have welcomed and cherished each one as a gift that has…

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How Humanae Vitae helped me overcome my addiction to pornography

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * By Michael Gagnon Like many men in our culture, I have struggled with pornography throughout my life. Similar to most any addiction, you are never truly free of it but learn to find mastery over it with healthy boundaries, help from others and – above all – the…

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Finding strength in my perfectly imperfect witness

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * By Kara Storey 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 talk to young couples about sex and natural family planning. There’s nothing like 40 pairs of eyes staring straight back at you…

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CCL apostolate sprung from the words of Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae Giving Day By Chris Reynolds CCL Executive Director A papal encyclical can have a wide-reaching impact, which is certainly true for us. Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae inspired the very creation of the Couple to Couple League, which today is the nation’s largest provider of natural family planning training. John Kippley was a…

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Beauty brought us here

Humanae Vitae Giving Day * * * By Roxane B. Salonen Self-discipline of this kind is a shining witness to the chastity of husband and wife and, far from being a hindrance to their love of one another, transforms it by giving it a more truly human character. And if this self-discipline does demand that…

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How G.K. Chesterton influenced Pope Paul VI

Humanae Vitae Giving Day * * * By Dale Ahlquist In his book of St. Francis of Assisi, G.K. Chesterton says, “The moment that sex ceases to be a servant it becomes a tyrant.” He understood that separating sex from birth would lead not only to personal strife but societal strife, to broken relationships, to…

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