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, nfp@usccb.org.

Press Releases

The following basic press releases can be used in both diocesan and secular publications. Add important information specific to your local NFP work.

Church Teaching

Integrate Church teaching on God's plan for married love and the gift of life in your communication efforts. These resources provide accessible text.

  • Married Love and the Gift of Life 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 en Español.
  • 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 above).

The Methods of NFP

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 of 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:

Parish Bulletin Resources

Articles

The following articles include NFP couples' stories and general information articles (500-600 words). Use them in your diocesan newspaper, Facebook, or media threads.

For additional articles see the NFP Week Articles page.

Web Banners and Graphics

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:

Social Media Graphics

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.

NFP Week 2019 Social Media Graphics | Semana de la PFN 2019 Gráficos para Redes Sociales en Español

Helpful Information

  • 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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