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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. Use the following resources to create articles for diocesan newspapers, websites, Facebook and media threads. Permission is granted to reproduce these resources in print or electronically. For further questions, please contact, email@example.com.
The following basic press releases can be used in both diocesan and secular publications. Add important information specific to your local NFP work!
Integrate Church teaching on God's plan for married love and the gift of life in your communication efforts. These resources provide accessible text!
What does the Catholic Church teach about married love and the gift of life?
This two-page resource answers that question. It is excerpted from the U.S. bishops' pastoral education resource, Married Love and the Gift of Life
Also available in Spanish.
What is "responsible parenthood?"
The question of married love and the moral transmission of life is explained in the link above. A two-page bulletin Insert provides a brief summary of these teachings considered through the lens of love, mercy, and life. Front | Back
It's Time! Say "Yes" to God's Plan for Married Love This two-page bulletin insert offers a reflection on how the methods of Natural Family Planning can help married couples live God's plan for their marriages.
The Wisdom of the Church
Need quotes from Church documents? Visit our Church teaching page (see the menu on the right).
The following resources about the science and methods of NFP can be quoted or used in your educational efforts!
What is NFP?
A "general education" article that provides a brief explanation on Natural Family Planning. It also allows space for inserting additional text on where and how someone in your diocese might get more information on NFP or take a class. Be sure to include information on NFP distance education for couples who may not be able to attend local classes (see "NFP Provider Page" below for web contact information).
Brief NFP Information
Can't think of simple text to use for a quick announcement about NFP science and methodology? Visit these pages to quote the appropriate text:
What is NFP?
Frequently Asked Questions?
An Introduction to the science and methods of NFP
Where to find NFP classes (the national NFP provider organizations are listed on this page)
A collection of quotations taken from Catholic Church documents, NFP couple's witness testimonies, NFP pioneers and promoters. Insert some of these quotes in your parish bulletin!
The following bulletin inserts are available to use as an insert for a parish bulletin:
Love, Naturally! 2019 Bulletin Insert
Generations of Love - NFP Week 2018 Bulletin Insert
Married Love and the Gift of Life Bulletin Insert | Espanol
Love, Mercy, Life Bulletin Insert Front | Back
It's Time! Say "Yes" to God's Plan for Married Love Bulletin Insert
Writable NFP Poster: English | Espanol
These "writable" versions of the NFP Week poster are available for NFP Coordinators' and NFP Teachers' use to include local NFP class information directly into the file.
The following articles include NFP couples' stories and general information articles (500-600 words). Use them in your diocesan newspaper, Facebook, or media threads.
Marriage: The Gift of Love and Life, by Most Rev. Victor Galeone.
Bishop Galeone (retired Bishop of St. Augustine), offers a reflection on the 40th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae.
The following resources take their inspiration from the NFP posters for National NFP Awareness Week. Models used for illustrative purposes only. These graphics are designed for diocesan, parish or other webpage use and come with corresponding embed codes for each graphic:
The following resources are graphics in English and Spanish designed for social media use (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). We will be sharing them during NFP Week on our USCCB social media pages with the hashtags #NFPweek and #LoveNaturally. No elements are to be taken out of the design.
National NFP Provider Page Who's who in the NFP community. These national providers offer client and teacher education (many include distance education!). Most offer a variety of resources as well.
Where to find an NFP Class Visit our on-line directory of diocesan NFP coordinators.
Return to NFP Week Homepage.
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