Creating Catholic Traditions

By Susan Hoefer for Family Foundations magazine. In the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, the father of 5 daughters who are looking to get married, speaks of the importance of tradition.  “Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as—as—as a fiddler—on the roof!”  Given our society’s current infatuation with progress,…

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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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Healthy Fasting Tips for Lent

NFPers are no strangers to the idea of abstinence, healthy fasting and self-control. Lent is a beautiful liturgical season. The entire Church joins together in self-denial in a focused way. We, seasoned NFP veterans, can be something of an example for those to whom such practices are less familiar. Just as NFP worth doing is…

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Revelation90 Lenten Challenge for Women

Couple to Couple League just launched Revelation90. It is a 90 day course where women take a deep dive into their wellness habits to reveal their healthiest, happiest selves. Drawing on the expertise of program partners SoulCore and Temple+Table, Revelation90 provides a holistic answer to the persistent health problems that women face today. The inaugural…

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Follow the Footsteps of the Saints to Mary

There are many beautiful quotes from holy men and women in the Church about Mary. Have you ever stopped to wonder why they said these things about the Blessed Mother? What were they going through in their own lives? What brought them to these insights and wisdom? Let’s follow in the footsteps of these great…

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The Rosary Beats With the Rhythms of Our Lives

One of the greatest tools of prayer in our Catholic faith is the rosary. When you watch a movie there is usually music that plays in the background as the story unfolds before your eyes. The Hail Marys and Our Fathers of the rosary are the background music to the story of each mystery that…

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