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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Navigating NFP Together

Céline Gaeta interviews Amber and Conner DeHart. As newlyweds, they believe having conversations about family planning and navigating it together is a solid place to start. Céline: Connor and Amber, tell me a little about your family and how you met! Amber: Connor and I met at work, and we were friends long before we…

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Fertility Life Skills

Have you ever been camping? (Real camping—not RV camping!) How quickly priorities get reordered to remind us of the “basics” – keeping warm, safe, fed. It can be refreshing – and leave us with a new perspective and even a sense of accomplishment! The Life Skill of Knowing Your Fertility Sometimes we end up “camping”…

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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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Ask Me (Almost) Anything About NFP

CCL offers a bi-annual Live Clergy Seminar. In 2023, the “Ask Me (Almost) Anything about NFP” webinar, hosted by three Catholic doctors, gave clergy the chance to ask questions that were the most pressing for them about natural family planning, contraceptives, fertility and faith. Priests and deacons, diocese and parish staff, and even one international…

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A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution

Are you like millions of other Americans who resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in the new year? Are you afraid that despite your enthusiasm and motivation to make lasting changes in diet and exercise you might lose steam after a few weeks because…well…you have in the past and there is always some occasion to…

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CCL Limited Edition Rosary for October

While the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is technically only on October 7, the entire month is celebrated with a special emphasis on this beautiful devotion. This particular October, we at CCL are asking for your prayers in a special way. We’re working hard to develop new initiatives, classes and more, and we…

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Q&A with CCL’s Financial Advisor

Zachary C. Clark, CFP is the newest member of the Couple to Couple League’s Board of Directors and will act as Financial Advisor. As we chatted, it quickly became evident that he has a quick sense of humor and a big heart. Forest Hempen: Do you go by Zach or Zachary? Zachary Clark: I go…

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SLS18: Young Women Find Hope at CCL Booth

Countless wonderful and beautiful things happened at Focus’ 2018 Student Leadership Summit in Chicago last week, but one thing in particular stood out at the Couple to Couple League booth: Young ladies from across the country were being blown away by the beauty of their own bodies. Many women (and men) who approached our booth…

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NFP at the DMV

Pope Saint John Paul II spoke extensively about the “Springtime of the New Evangelization” and the need for members of the body of Christ to go forth and spread the good news of the gospel. I have taken this as a personal mission of mine ever since my reversion 18 years ago. I told the…

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