Pro-life couples who contracept

The weird trick played on marriage

  The following comes from an Aug. 30 story by Jennifer Fitz on In light of the recent Planned Parenthood videos, I’ve been thinking about a group of pro-life friends who don’t fit the Catholic categories.  These are staunchly pro-life Christians who believe sex should be saved for marriage, that marriage is a lifelong, exclusive union between one … [Read more...]

Impressive lineup at San Francisco NFP conference

“Male & female he created them” draws star speakers

On August 21 and 22 the Archdiocese of San Francisco is hosting the the 13th statewide conference of the California Association of Natural Family Planning. The conference, with the theme Male and Female He Created Them: Marriage and the Stewardship of the Body, will take place in the Event Center of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, and will feature a top-drawer … [Read more...]

Miscontraceptions, the film

Documentary brings NFP to the millenials

The following comes from a March 24 Conjugality blog post: Having produced several videos about natural family planning (NFP) and fertility awareness methods (FAM), I know how challenging it can be to come up with original angles, fresh dialogues, authentic couple conversations and disagreements, and narratives that can captivate the target audience. That’s exactly what … [Read more...]

Celebrating NFP Men

Fertility should be charted by both spouses, not just wife

This story comes from an October 6 Guiding Star blog post by Leah Jacobson. It is becoming increasingly clearer with time and research that the magic birth control Pill sold to women as the answer to all sexual inequity is merely a cancer causing, stroke starting, problem masking, and fertility decreasing mess of a “medication”. It hasn’t helped women become any more self … [Read more...]

Archbishop Cordileone lauds Natural Family Planning

  The following comes from an Oct. 23 story by Valerie Schmalz in Catholic San Francisco. An organic, chemical and device-free method of family planning presented as part of Catholic Church teaching on marriage and family may well be one of the most effective ways of evangelizing the Gospel in our world today. That was one of the surprising takeaways from a … [Read more...]

The curious controversy over Natural Family Planning

  The following comes from a September 2 story by Thomas Storck in Crisis Magazine. When I entered the Church early in 1978 there was little enough discussion of natural family planning or of the Church’s teaching that use of contraceptives violated the law of God.  The Couple to Couple League had been founded just a few years earlier, and NFP was not a subject even … [Read more...]

NFP and PR

The following was posted by Emily Zanotti on Ignitum, ”the social network of the JPII and B16 generations,” on May 16. A week after I got married, I had to visit one of those urgent care clinics for antibiotics (if you think this is too much information, you should totally stop now, because this is a birth control post). Apparently, you can pick up all sorts of things in … [Read more...]