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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50 Reasons to Read Humanae Vitae

From the Blog Archives – in celebration of the Anniversary of Humanae Vitae We just celebrated the 55th anniversary of one of the most ground-shaking, pot-stirring, life-giving documents the Church has released in recent history. In 31 short paragraphs, Saint Pope Paul VI defended the Church’s unchangeable teaching on contraception and laid the groundwork that…

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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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Growing in Faith, Growing in our Mission 

Written by Katie Zulanas. Originally published in Family Foundations. I had a good laugh the other day when I saw a meme that said, “I have a mustard seed and I’m not afraid to use it!” How hard it is sometimes for us to believe in that little mustard seed and see as God sees.…

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Expanding the Tent for NFP

As we begin our 50th Jubilee Year on October 7, 2020, the Feast of the Holy Rosary, I invite you to join us in a special commitment to offering a rosary each week for the mission of CCL, its volunteers, students and members.  After 50 years of planting the seeds of the truth of Humanae…

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Twitter User Delivers Outstanding Defense of NFP

Social media’s not exactly designed for important conversations. Between the anonymous accounts and the trolls, it can be hard to tell what is real and important — after all, much of our approval-addicted society values likes over content. If regular social media is bad, Twitter is even worse. It’s the drug of choice for people…

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Marketing to Millennials

One highly praised breakout session at our Humanae Vitae convention was titled “Marketing to Millennials.” The presentation was given by Forest Hempen, CCL’s marketing and communications associate, and created with input from her colleagues Maggie Tamborski and Clara Vincent. “Connection is much more important than marketing,” said Forest, who is a 20-something. “We’re seeking a relationship.” “The…

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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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Surviving a Year Without Sex

Humanae Vitae Giving Day 2018 *  *  * We are pleased to share this piece from the fabulous blog of Jenny Uebbing, Mama Needs Coffee, hosted on the Catholic News Agency site. This was the first of a series of articles she shared in advance of today’s anniversary. Be sure to check out and follow…

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