There’s an age-old question that haunts NFP families worldwide: How many kids should we have? The question of family size is serious, but without a clean-cut numerical answer. There are lots of opinions out there — many of them more than happy to make themselves known, whether you asked or not — and many factors…

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From the Family Foundations archives **** The words you never want to hear from a doctor came in August 2004, shortly after our 35th anniversary: “There’s nothing else we can do.” Doctors had identified a spot on my right lung — an infection that spread quickly, overtaking both lungs. The medicine used to treat it triggered an…

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The original version of this article was published on Awkward Catholic.  Where was God last Sunday night in Las Vegas? Why didn’t he stop the bullets? Why didn’t he stop the gunman, give him a heart attack or stroke, or somehow alert the authorities? If God was so good, so loving and tender, where in the…

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From the Family Foundations archives **** “‘Marriage was not instituted solely for the procreation of children’ but also that mutual love ‘might be properly expressed, that it should grow and mature.’” – Amoris Laetitia, 125 I talk about love. A lot. God is love, and any who preach Jesus Christ must always preach love. I teach sexual…

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From the Family Foundations archives ****  This article originally appeared as part of Jennifer’s blog for the National Catholic Register, available at www.ncregister.com. When I was giving a talk early last year, two women in the front row caught my eye. They were about my age, nicely dressed and seemed to be friends with one another. They…

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In the face of recent concerns regarding environmental legislation, articles like “Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?” have gotten even more attention than ever before. But what is overpopulation and does it really have the direct correlation to environmental catastrophe that such posts claim? Aleteia published a valuable piece exploring the subject, and…

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Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Sr. Helena Burns If both contraception and NFP are a means to avoid pregnancy, what’s the difference? To understand the answer, we need to ask a few questions first.  What comes first in sex: love or life? Both! Love and life are both equally important purposes of…

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Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Michael Gagnon It has now been 49 years since Humanae Vitae dropped out of heaven through His Holiness Pope Paul VI and the shockwaves continue to resound throughout the world. Since its release, this blessed document has not failed or slowed in its mission to clearly call…

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Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * By Janet Sahm Easter One year ago, I wrote a reflection on the message of Humanae Vitae and the birth of my first born. A year later, I sit here again to attempt the task to reflect on the arrival of our second. Yes, in one and a…

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