NFP Office Hours

     This monthly series features discussions about various relevant issues with a content expert and diocesan NFP leaders (Marriage and Family Life directors, NFP coordinators, NFP teachers, and sometimes national non-diocesan NFP leaders). Subjects discussed include Church teaching, NFP ministry (e.g., NFP and marriage preparation, parish education, etc.), programming, methodology, science, and related topics.

If you would like to present an appropriate topic for discussion
with these NFP leaders, please contact the NFP Program staff at
nfp@usccb.org.

NFP Office Hours

2024 NFP Office Hours

January 10
"CycleMindfulness Clubs" with staff of Natural Womanhood, Jackie Aguilar, Director of Education and Erin Dewey, Education Coordinator.
youtube.com/watch?v=O-gMGoA6TZI

February 14
"NFP Basics" with Ellen Holloway
youtube.com/watch?v=PHpC0gj1Fww&t=7s

March 13
"NFP Ministry and the Marriage Catechumenate" with Richard Budd
youtube.com/watch?v=2pX10p2esBo

April 10
"NFP Science--Studies on NFP and Divorce and Couple Perceptions"
youtube.com/watch?v=IdZsWMw4vBg&t=1480s

May 8
"Infertility and Restorative Reproductive Medicine"
youtube.com/watch?v=vzUksrl7c5g&t=14s

 

2023 NFP Office Hours

January
“SymptoPro—an Overview” with Olivia Chasteen, Director, SymptoPro Fertility Education
youtube.com/watch?v=Q3o1GE_BYgA

February
Christina Valenzuela of Pearl & Thistle
youtube.com/watch?v=nSTFYuWjGhw

March
Lauren Vitale of The Whole Mission
youtube.com/watch?v=gs3LoFEJBQE

April
Update on FDA Citizen’s Petition on the Harmful Effects of Hormonal Contraception with Bill Williams, MD
youtube.com/watch?v=1RSoBRoSdOI

May
“What’s in a name?” Panel about the many titles of NFP
youtube.com/watch?v=bforC8h4JiE&t=222s

June
“Learning to love NFP” with guest Gerard Migeon of Natural Womanhood
youtube.com/watch?v=Tkboe61Aoek&t=145s

July
“CCL's New App” with Katie Zulanas
youtube.com/watch?v=S6e39j3TYd8&t=17s

August
“Fertility Cycle Education” with Gerard Migeon and Jackie Aguilar, FCP
youtube.com/watch?v=8Tja6d_soFI&t=22s

September 
“My Catholic Doctor and the Diocese and Parish” with Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, MD
youtube.com/watch?v=0uWUI8kXXdc&t=23s
NB: The video link only provides an overview of MyCatholicDoctor.com. The main part of the discussion was confidential. Dr. Berchelmann noted that basic information about how to apply for insurance coverage for NFP services will be posted on their website at a later date.

October
“NFP in Catholic Hospitals”
Mark Repenshek and Elliott Bedford
Ascension healthcare system
youtube.com/watch?v=SzU5PEXyMI0&t=73s

November
Reaching Beyond Your NFP Silo
Kathy Schmugge,
Director, Family Life Office
Diocese of Charleston, SC

youtube.com/watch?v=jrdnlt3UZLs
( Presentation slides )

December
Advent Retreat with Rev. Robert Cannon

youtube.com/watch?v=uNk61mvgOnc&t=15s

 

2022 NFP Office Hours

January
“NFP Social Media Support Groups” with Mikayla Dalton from Boston Cross Check
youtube.com/watch?v=Rdx7ZH_4Vio&t=1399s

 

February
“NFP Resources—Cycle Coaching” with Deb Martinek
youtube.com/watch?v=eX44U0KsWck


March
 “What to Watch for in a Client’s NFP Chart” with Marguerite Duane, MD
youtube.com/watch?v=BtxEAxIuPuk&t=32s

April
“Client Autonomy”
youtube.com/watch?v=rT5fLN4xD5c&t=5s

 

May
“Talking about NFP with Physicians” with guest Marguerite Duane, MD
youtube.com/watch?v=ewkT2oRI6P0&t=799s


June
“The Role of the Nurse in NFP Education” with Mary Schneider, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
youtube.com/watch?v=UkVHxCdHrKs&t=44s

July
This topic was confidential and not recorded.

August
“Eucharistic Revival and Diocesan NFP Ministry” with guest David Spesia, EdD
youtube.com/watch?v=xskKJhzfle0

September
“Month-Long Parish NFP Education Campaign,” with Karen Poehailos, MD
youtube.com/watch?v=SHIxNX9C_7o&t=2s

October
"State Legislation and Funding Sources for NFP Services"
with Alexander Mingus, Associate Director, Indiana State Catholic Conference youtube.com/watch?v=dFj0zBI7Eag&t=117s

November
“Clergy Education” with Diane Daly
youtube.com/watch?v=z4UG8cSei74


NFP Office Hours was not held in December 2022.

2021 NFP Office Hours

January
“Open discussion and updates”
Zoom pass code: 3Hf0A9#Q


February (did not meet)

March
“Fertility Literacy” with Mary Lee Baron, PhD, RN
(This session is also an episode of NFP Conversations on YouTube.)

April
“Clergy Education” with Janet McLaughlin and Fr. Dan McCaffrey (NFP Outreach)
youtube.com/watch?v=VFoqdh2Ftm8

May
“Harmful Effects of Hormonal Contraception” with Bill Williams, MD
(This session is also an episode of NFP Conversations posted on YouTube.)

June

“Updating the National Standards for NFP Ministry”
Zoom passcode: cL4@Uj0Y


July
“Gender and Catholic Teaching” with Jennifer Morel, STD
(This session was an episode of NFP Conversations posted on YouTube.
)

August

“Outreach Education to Catholic Clergy” with Rev. Dan McCaffrey, STD, and Janet McLaughlin
(This session was an episode of NFP Conversations and posted on YouTube.
)

September
“Confidentiality” with Mary Schneider, PhD, RN
youtube.com/watch?v=Z5DfTkRUOY8&t=4s

October
“Report on NFP Leaders’ Summit”
Zoom passcode: NZ1nY+AR


November
“Distance Learning and NFP” with Katie Zulanas, CCL
youtube.com/watch?v=lyP-5V0sw7g


December
“Burn Up not Burn Out,” An NFP Retreat with Rev. Bob Cannon
youtube.com/watch?v=qVg9UiOpU0s

 

Please note that the first NFP Office Hours held in 2020 were all open conversations that dealt with a number of issues that emerged during the world-wide pandemic. These discussions are for diocesan NFP coordinators only. Please contact the NFP Program staff if you have any questions (@email).