Lenten Stations to Begin Again

Written by Katie Zulanas, Executive Director CCL We find ourselves in Lent again. It is a time to pause and to begin again. Saint Francis de Sales once said: “It is right that you should begin again every day. There is no better way to complete the spiritual life than to be ever beginning it…

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The Heart of an Evangelist 

Written by Katie Zulanas. Originally published in Family Foundations. I have always loved the tradition of CCL to be evangelistic and meet couples where they are at in their faith journey. We share our stories of conversions, both small and large, especially in Family Foundations. That helps strengthen us all on our path in life.…

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How Humanae Vitae Shaped our Family

Humanae Vitae Giving Day 2018 *    *    * From the Family Foundations archives by Jack and Sonia Ferraro Like most engaged couples, we set goals for our life together. As we progressed toward our wedding date, we constructed an idea of what our life would be like in “The Five-Year Plan.” We wanted…

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From Humanae Vitae to Theology of the Body

  Humanae Vitae Giving Day 2018 We are very glad to share this excerpt from Christopher West’s newest book which he debuted at our conference earlier this month, Eclipse of the Body: How We Lost Sight of the Meaning of Sex, Gender, Marriage, and Family and How to Regain It. *  *  * by Christopher West Soon after…

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50 Reasons to Read Humanae Vitae

It’s the 50th anniversary of one of the most ground-shaking, pot-stirring, life-giving documents the Church has released in recent history. In 31 short paragraphs, soon-to-be-Saint Pope Paul VI defended the Church’s unchangeable teaching on contraception and laid the groundwork that would inspire a certain Cardinal Wojtyla to pen the Theology of the Body. So what’s…

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From “No” to “Yes”

Blessed Pope Paul VI, beatified last month by Pope Francis, acquired his halo the hard way. He had the thankless job of saying “No” at a time when the whole world was expecting and demanding that he say ”Yes.” Science and technology had produced a near-miraculous solution to a profound and ancient problem. A wife…

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Know it or not, You’ve Read Humanae Vitae

If you’ve been keeping up with us on any of our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter), you certainly have seen our photo posts with Humanae Vitae quotes. We started that last July, and if you’ve read every single one of them, we’ve got news for you: You’ve read the entire encyclical. Of course,…

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A Guide to HV 50th Anniversary Festivities

Happy almost 50th birthday, Humanae Vitae! Dozens of events are lined up this year to celebrate the release of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s prophetic document on July 25, 1967, and we’re pumped to provide you with a comprehensive database of them all. Events are listed by date, and international events are denoted with an asterisk.…

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CCL to Host Family Conference for HV 50th

UPDATE: The convention website is available here and registration is live! Reserve your spot now and check out these other blogs with important information! Don’t miss our Top 10 reasons to make our convention the highlight of your summer.  *** We are excited to announce our upcoming family conference titled “Families, become what you are!:…

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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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