Sunday, July 16, 2017

National NFP Awareness Week - JULY 23 - JULY 29, 2017

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is a national educational campaign.

The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood. 

 The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother.

For posters and other resource materials, please use this link.  

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the general title for the scientific, natural and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either achieve or postpone pregnancies.

NFP methods are based on the observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's menstrual cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy.

Since the methods of NFP respect the love-giving (unitive) and life-giving (procreative) nature of the conjugal act, they support God's design for married love!  

Use this link for more information on Natural Family Planning. 

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