A Guide to HV 50th Anniversary Festivities

Happy almost 50th birthday, Humanae Vitae! Dozens of events are lined up this year to celebrate the release of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s prophetic document on July 25, 1967, and we’re pumped to provide you with a comprehensive database of them all. Events are listed by date, and international events are denoted with an asterisk.…

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Family Size: How Many Kids?

There’s an age-old question that haunts NFP families worldwide: How many kids should we have? The question of family size is serious, but without a clean-cut numerical answer. There are lots of opinions out there — many of them more than happy to make themselves known, whether you asked or not — and many factors…

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Amoris Laetitia for NFPers, not Dummies

From the Family Foundations archives **** “‘Marriage was not instituted solely for the procreation of children’ but also that mutual love ‘might be properly expressed, that it should grow and mature.’” – Amoris Laetitia, 125 I talk about love. A lot. God is love, and any who preach Jesus Christ must always preach love. I teach sexual…

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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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Humanae Vitae Giving Day 2017: Enormous Success

$57,000. That’s the official gift count from Couple to Couple League’s second annual Humanae Vitae Giving Day. And that’s before the matching gift of $50,000. Thanks to generous gifts of all sizes, a grand total of $107,000 has been collected to directly support the mission of Humanae Vitae. “[The success of the giving day] opens…

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Contraception vs. NFP: What’s the Difference?

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Sr. Helena Burns If both contraception and NFP are a means to avoid pregnancy, what’s the difference? To understand the answer, we need to ask a few questions first.  What comes first in sex: love or life? Both! Love and life are both equally important purposes of…

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Scientists Answer the Call

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Richard J. Fehring, PhD, RN, FAAN Pope Paul VI shocked the world on July 25th, 1968 with the release of the encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (HV), sometimes titled “On the Regulation of Birth.”  The reason that this short, 14-page document caused great commotion was that it did…

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Humanae Vitae: The Sword and the Stone

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Michael Gagnon It has now been 49 years since Humanae Vitae dropped out of heaven through His Holiness Pope Paul VI and the shockwaves continue to resound throughout the world. Since its release, this blessed document has not failed or slowed in its mission to clearly call…

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Pregnant Again…

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * By Janet Sahm Easter One year ago, I wrote a reflection on the message of Humanae Vitae and the birth of my first born. A year later, I sit here again to attempt the task to reflect on the arrival of our second. Yes, in one and a…

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Zombie Apocalypse: Spirituality, Sex and the Lay Vocation

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Dr. Greg Popcak On this 49th Anniversary of the publication of Humanae Vitae, one point that continues to be overlooked is that sexuality stands at the center of the lay vocation. Attempting to practice a lay spirituality while ignoring sex is like living a zombie spirituality that divorces…

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