St. Joseph, Husband of Mary

March 19th, Feast Day of St Joseph On March 19th, the Church celebrates St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is one of CCL’s patron saints because he is a role model for husbands, fathers and anyone trying to live a chaste life. There is a beautiful painting that hangs in the National…

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NFP Uncensored: Single and Charting

I was three years into my nursing program when I decided to transfer from my former college to Franciscan University of Steubenville. It was there — not in my nursing classes — that I first heard about Natural Family Planning. I was in a Catholic Marriage course with Dr. Scott Hahn when he explained the…

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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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Chastity, Math, and Mumford & Sons

A song from the new Mumford & Sons album Wilder Mind got me thinking about chastity. The song Ditmas is about a relationship in crisis. The chorus goes like this: This is all I ever was This is all you came across those years ago Now you go too far Don’t tell me that I’ve…

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Resources: Teaching Kids About Sexuality

Here are a few CCL-recommended resources for teaching children about sexuality. Whole Life Curriculum Theology of the Body for Teens and Theology of the Body for Middle Schoolers Theology of His Body, Theology of Her Body Growing Up in God’s Image Sexual Wisdom: A Guide for Parents, Young Adults, Educators, and Physicians Sex Respect Family…

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