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

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 the 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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This couple went a year without sex (and lived to tell the tale)

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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Four ways NFP is different from contraception

Humanae Vitae Giving Day 2018 *  *  * by Professor Janet E. Smith On the 50th year anniversary of Humanae Vitae, let’s take a moment to consider the differences between NFP and contraception.  Some people think they are essentially the same because both are used by couples who want to have sexual intercourse but who…

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CCL convention features dynamic priest Fr. Nathan Cromly

To top off our list of unbelievable speakers at CCL’s upcoming convention, Fr. Nathan Cromly of Eagle Eye Ministries will deliver a keynote speech and two unforgettable workshops. Fr. Nathan is a humble but passionate priest of the Brothers of Saint John, known for his excellent spiritual direction, inspiring retreats and subtle humor. After discerning…

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Everything you need to know about CCL’s Family Fun Day

In honor of Humanae Vitae’s 5oth anniversary, we’re hosting a somewhat…unconventional convention. Sure, it’s got all the elements of conventions you love — inspirational talks, engaging workshops, even a swag bag of freebies — but perhaps what makes our conference stand out from the rest is the part where we kick you out. …well, we…

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