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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Press Releases on National NFP Awareness Week
These press releases can be used in both diocesan and secular publications.
- 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.(Read more about Catholic Church teaching on marriage, conjugal love, responsible parenthood and related subjects here.)
Natural Family Planning, Love-Mercy-Life, Opening the Heart of Marriage (Bulletin Insert on Church teachings on conjugal love and responsible parenthood)
This two-page bulletin insert reflects on the Church's teaching on conjugal love and responsible parenthood through the lens of love, mercy, and life. Front | Back
- 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).
- Bulletin Briefs
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!
- Frequently Asked Questions
Commonly held "myths" regarding Natural Family Planning are answered here (taken from our popular brochure, "Myth and Reality," available from the USCCB, Respect Life Catalog; to order, call toll free, 1-866-582-0943. Ask for publication, #9522)
ARTICLESThe following articles include NFP couples' stories and general information articles (500-600 words). Use them in your diocesan newspaper, Facebook, or media threads.
- Be Her Joseph!, by Tom Mealey.
A husband reflects on his appreciation of NFP and his spiritual journey in striving to be a better husband and father. (En Español)
- 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.
WEB BANNERS AND WEB GRAPHICS The following resources take their inspiration from the NFP posters for National NFP Awareness Week.
- 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.
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