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Theological Reflection on NFP

 
A Theological Perspective on Natural Family Planning
By Msgr. James T. McHugh, S.T.D
This booklet by the founder of the U.S. bishops' NFP Program, the late Bishop James T. McHugh (Rockville Centre, NY), presents a summary of Catholic theology which supports NFP use in marriage.  It quotes from relevant Church documents up to 1983.

Perspective: Is NFP Good?

Richard M. Hogan and John M. LeVoir
Hogan and LeVoir discuss the Theology of the Body and NFP.  They maintain that if taught correctly, Natural Family Planning can lead to a greater understanding of self, marriage, and family which would, in turn, cause only a benefit of good outcomes.

Natural Family Planning and an Integral Vision of the Person
Marshall Fightlin

This article discusses that love is the true meaning behind the marital act (which is an action spoken as words with our bodies).  NFP can help couples to focus on the conjugal embrace as a mutual self-gift of love.

Redeeming Sexual Love in Marriage
Ronda Chervin
Dr. Chervin, professor of Philosophy, wife and mother, writes about redeemed sexuality, characterized by love, commitment, responsibility, fruitfulness, and reverence in contrast to modern society's view.

 

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