Many of you have previously received the eNewsletter from Cecilia and Mark LeChevallier. This mailing will now cover the NJ CCL Chapter and the Philadelphia area mailing lists. It's going to 471 addresses. Several things happened to allow me to take over the CCL's local newsletter. Cecilia has moved to Colorado and will not keep up with what is going in this area. I volunteered to put out an eNewsletter because I believe there are many people in the South East Pennsylvania area who would like to hear more about what's going on in NFP promotion and teaching. I hope to get input from some of you who receive this. I appreciate anything that I can put in later issues. Please send any input to me at email@example.com.
Goings on in the Philadelphia Area
Last year the teachers who taught for the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Sympto-Thermal method of NFP decided to be trained in the CCL method. They are now Certified. The CCL Board and Chris Reynolds met in Phila the weekend of May 6th. Among other things they invited interested CCL people to a dinner on May 6th. There Chris gave his views on building up reinvigorated local chapters. He also said that he and the Board met with Archbishop Chaput about some initiatives. I'll be reporting on them in future issues.
Some things to note
A new regional area has been formed. It is called the Couple to Couple League of Southeast PA. It combines the chapters located in the Philadelphia and Camden areas. Leading this region is Helene Hallowell whose title is Diocesan Field Promoter. She previously was Executive Director for the Alliance NFP Network. Currently there are 6 teaching couples and 2 promotion couples in the chapter.
New Facebook group
Couple to Couple League of Southeast PA: This group provides information about NFP in our new regional area. Click here to see what's new. If you're interested in being a member, please go to the Members line and click on the + ADD button and enter your contact information. Please join us in promoting the NFP life style.
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For Married Couples is this -- YOUR LOVE STORY?
"With an understanding of Christ and what his Church teaches about marriage, couples can write their love story in the context of God's love story."
Low-cost/high-impact complement to any parish or diocesan marriage program. Written from a Catholic prospective, but with a welcoming tone to non-Catholics and non-practicing Catholics.
National NFP Awareness Week provides an opportunity to spread the word about Catholic teaching on marriage, conjugal love and responsible parenthood. Sharing basic information about the methods of NFP and why they support God's design for life and love is at the heart of this national campaign.
Homilies can provide Catholic teaching on marriage, conjugal love and responsible parenthood. Please ask priests in your parish to preach on NFP during NFP week
The Postpartum Classes are available online. Check www.ccli.org
Now you can learn at your convenience without having to wait for a live class or find a babysitter during the postpartum time.
God's Little Blessings
Let George Finnin -- firstname.lastname@example.org know when your babies are born so he can announce the blessings.
For couples trying to conceive and having problems you may want to consult the book above. Click here for order information
A bulletin insert discussing the marital "communion of persons" which is lived in the sacrament of marriage. It includes a discussion on the sad reality of the current contraceptive culture. It should be something to put in your Church's bulletin for NFP Week. To read it clickhere. This bulletin insert and others from the USCCB plus CCL's brochures and books can provide material for a NFP information table. It only takes one person to set the table up, why not you?
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"Quick Explanation re Catholic Teaching & Contra-ception"
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Catholic institutions and parishes should proclaim the sanctity of human life without compromise
Click to Email USCCB President Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB Pro Life Chair Cardinal Dolan, USCCB Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth Chair Archbishop Chaput, and National Catholic Bioethics Center President John Haas, PhD, STL
Click to Email all of Bucks County's representatives and senators in Harrisburg (cf., Pa Catholic Conference)
Click to Email the White House and Pa's congressional delegation, regarding federal positions.
Our 1st allegiance must be to God (a clip from "A Man for All Seasons").
Catherine of Aragon
"A Queen cherished by the English people for her loyalty, piety, courage and compassion."
Msgr. John J. Ryan
Dietrich von Hildebrand
Blessed Clemens Von Galen
Seven decades ago, he condemned attacks against human life.
The fictional Father Barry's "Sermon on the Docks"
Jesus stands beside us, to strengthen us in our most challenging moments.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla, M.D.
Servant of God Dorothy Day
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Her speech at the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast
The Fictional Aunt Mae from Spiderman II
“Lord knows, kids...need a hero — courageous, self-sacrificing people....I believe there’s a hero in all of us…that keeps us honest…gives us strength…makes us noble…and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want the most – even our dreams.”
Judie Brown, formerly of the Pontifical Academy for Life
Professor Robert George of Princeton
"people who suppose that prostitution, adultery, fornication, & the like are morally innocent are profoundly mistaken....Laws against intrinsic evils such as prostitution, pornography, drug abuse, & the like, as well as those regulating gambling & alcohol, are justified, in part, by a concern to protect the public environment" (A Clash of Orthodoxies, pp. 101 - 108)