Posts Tagged ‘Pope Paul VI’

Celebrate October with our limited edition rosary

While the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is technically only on October 7, the entire month is celebrated with a special emphasis on this beautiful devotion.s This particular October, we at CCL are asking for your prayers in a special way. We’re working hard to develop new initiatives, classes and more, and we…

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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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Aquila’s “The Splendor of Love” worth the read

Early last month on the Feast of the Presentation, Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila released an incredible pastoral letter that, although written for his Colorado flock, speaks to Catholics everywhere. The 50-paragraph document entitled, “The Splendor of Love” is essentially a theological pep talk on the mind-blowing beauty of human sexuality, as expressed in Blessed…

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Professor Germain Grisez passes at age 88

February opened with the loss of a legend. On the first of the month, Professor Germain Grisez passed away. Grisez was a renown philosopher and one of the most prominent defenders of Thomistic theology. He is perhaps best known for his defense of Humanae Vitae in the face of raging criticisms of the 60s and for…

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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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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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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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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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“I Am Legend” and Pope Paul VI

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Christopher West In the apocalyptic movie I Am Legend,  the “once hailed miracle cure for cancer” turns out to be a virus that very quickly wipes out 90 percent of mankind.  Only 1 percent is immune.  The other 9 percent morphs into the so-called “dark seekers” –…

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How Humanae Vitae helped me overcome my addiction to pornography

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * By Michael Gagnon Like many men in our culture, I have struggled with pornography throughout my life. Similar to most any addiction, you are never truly free of it but learn to find mastery over it with healthy boundaries, help from others and – above all – the…

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