A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Well, we missed it, but apparently September 26th was World Contraception Day. Gotta say, #sorrynotsorry. Pardon me if I seem a little aggravated here. It’s just difficult to watch YourLife — the youth-oriented, contraceptive-promoting Bayer website that invented the campaign — put out information that does everything but directly ask you to buy Bayer’s products…

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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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20 Reasons Why Our Members Chose NFP

We asked our members why they chose NFP. Here’s just a sampling of their answers: 1. “My wife did years ago because she didn’t want to take any more medications. She wants her health and wants to do things naturally.” – E.G. 2. “My husband was raised Catholic and I was baptized in the faith…

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Board of Directors Gains Varied Expertise

The CCL board of directors has gained several well-suited members in the last year, including its first-ever bishop. On July 1, Bishop Michael Sheridan of the Diocese of Colorado Springs began his service on the CCL Board. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Bishop Sheridan was ordained a priest in 1971. He went on to…

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CCL Apostolate Sprung from Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae Giving Day By Chris Reynolds Former CCL Executive Director A papal encyclical can have a wide-reaching impact, which is certainly true for us. Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae inspired the very creation of the Couple to Couple League, which today is the nation’s largest provider of natural family planning training. John Kippley was…

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It’s No Oscar or Grammy, but CCL Scored Good Numbers in 2015

You know when a friend starts a sentence telling you something about themselves by saying, “Well, not to brag, but…” and then they proceed to brag? It’s a funny little human quirk and as often as we hear it, we also probably say it ourselves. Now it’s our turn. So, not to brag but… We recently…

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CCL and the Year of Mercy: February

We continue our prayer campaign in this Year of Mercy by remembering how the Catechism of the Catholic Church defines mercy: “The loving kindness, compassion, or forbearance shown to one who offends (i.e., the mercy of God to us sinners).” In the spirit of that definition, as we pray monthly for mercy in various areas…

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Want to See Abortion Naturally Decline?

Tomorrow hundreds of thousands of people will face the cold of a D.C. winter — possibly even a blizzard — to participate in the annual March for Life in Washington. I salute these good people, I truly do. I am happy to pray for them and the end of legalized abortion, indoors. Perhaps that sounds…

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CCL Hosts Bay-area Teacher Training Seminar

One of our favorite things to do is hold teacher training seminars (TTS). These weekend training sessions are a boost to everyone involved, not just the couples learning but also to the CCL staff who present and those involved in the planning and promotion. These seminars are HOPEFUL — we will soon have more certified teaching…

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Women Share Why They Don’t Use Birth Control

While it can sometimes seem that women who do not use contraception are few and far between, they are out there! I recently came across this Buzzfeed article with images of women displaying their reason they do not use birth control. The reasons given are across the board with some mentioning the importance of new life, the…

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