The Cascading Blessings of NFP In Marriage

Corbin and Emma share how NFP impacts the way they live as a family every day. It’s a life skill – something more than the thermometer, charts and app. It’s a lifestyle that has filled their lives with a cascade of blessings that they would never have imagined. Something More Emma and Corbin met in college…

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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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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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Sharing Faith by Example

Illeane & Travis Athougies’ belief that the most important and effective way to show our children the beauty of the Faith is by example, is lived out in their ministry as a CCL teaching couple. Céline: Travis and Ileane, tell me about where your journey as a couple and as a family began! Ileane: Travis…

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50 Reasons to Read Humanae Vitae

From the Blog Archives – in celebration of the Anniversary of Humanae Vitae We just celebrated the 55th anniversary of one of the most ground-shaking, pot-stirring, life-giving documents the Church has released in recent history. In 31 short paragraphs, Saint Pope Paul VI defended the Church’s unchangeable teaching on contraception and laid the groundwork that…

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A Special Week and Anniversary

Written by CCL Staff The end of July every year marks a special week and anniversary for CCL. It’s a week when the entire Catholic Community takes a moment to promote awareness about NFP. National NFP Awareness week falls this year from July 23 – 29, 2023. The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week…

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Free Theology of the Body Virtual Conference

Last year, more than 77,000 men and women from 160 countries registered for the inaugural TOBVC, making it the largest Catholic Conference in 2020! Hosted by Theology of the Body Institute, the TOB Virtual Conference April 30-May 2 will feature 80+ of the most prominent speakers and artists! Even better, because CCL is an affiliate…

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Alphonsus Liguori United 2 Purposes of Marital Act

Many of us know that the teachings of the Church on marital love are founded on the inseparable connection between the two meanings of the conjugal act: the unitive meaning and the procreative meaning (HV #12). Less well-known is that it took centuries and the teaching of several doctors of the Church for this foundational…

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St. Joseph as a Spiritual Father

As I help prepare for our family’s Father’s Day celebration this weekend, my thoughts happily keep turning to the foster father of Jesus, thanks to recently working on a Consecration to St. Joseph. I must admit my sorrow at neglecting a deeper relationship with him before now. As a woman, I pretty much relegated St.…

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Eucharistic Abstinence and NFP

Guest post by Theology of the Body enthusiast Katrina J. Zeno, MTS This also appears in the May/June 2020 issue of Family Foundations. A funny thing happened on the way to Easter this year – Lent became even more penitential. Without our consent, public Catholic masses were suspended in many dioceses in the U.S. and…

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