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Visit this page often for current announcements, events, and resources from the world of NFP!

Remember to send us your NFP information to share by writing nfp@usccb.org.


Announcements

  • NFP Office Hours: All diocesan NFP coordinators and their teachers are invited to participate in the virtual NFP Office Hours held on the second Wednesday in a month at 2:00PM (east coast time). Email notification with a web link will be sent to the diocesan NFP coordinators prior to each event. Questions, write tnotare@usccb.org.
     
  • National NFP Awareness Week

    The 2021 dates for the celebration of National NFP Awareness Week are July 25-31.

    2020 National NFP Awareness Week was July 19-25 with the theme "Live the truth and beauty of God's plan for married love!" Subtitle: It's about love. It's about life. It's about freedom. It's about gift. The posters and other resources at National NFP Awareness Week.

    Past NFP Posters. Many of the past NFP Week posters can be used in your ongoing educational efforts since they do not include the dates of the year in which they were produced. See past posters. To order posters call toll-free: 1-866-582-0943 or write customerservice@ifcweb.com.
     
  • With the 2020 pandemic, many national NFP leaders and diocesan NFP coordinators have incorporated virtual events into their programming. Remember to visit their websites to review this creative activity. See our on-line directory of diocesan NFP programs. Explore the national NFP providers' websites.
     
  • Please visit our education page for healthcare professionals! We have links and files of resources that can save you time and energy. Please contact us at nfp@usccb.org for access to MP4 files on an introduction to the science and methodology of NFP available from FACTS (Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science). These files provide a general overview of all NFP methods offered in the USA. In addition, PowerPoint slides with notes on the general science of NFP are available from Marquette University's NFP Institute. They have graciously donated them to us for your educational efforts!
     
  • See: NFP Education for Healthcare Professionals
     
  • Archived Announcements

Events

Please send us information about your NFP events. We will post them here to spread the good news!

  • October 1 (12:30PM-3:30PM, EST) 2020: The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM) virtual one-day conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NACFLM has redesigned its annual conference to a half-day virtual web event. Visit the NACFLM website to learn more.
     
  • Archived Events

 


New Resources

  • Humanae Vitae, 50 Years Later, Embracing God's Vision for Marriage, Love and Life, A Compendium is available from The Catholic University of America Press (2019). Edited by Theresa Notare, Ph.D., Assistant Director, NFP Program, USCCB, this Catholic Press Association 2020 award winning book features the papers from the 2018 Humanae vitae 50th anniversary symposium held at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (April 4-6). Orders, 1-800-537-5487.
     
  • NFP Conversations--a new video series by the USCCB's NFP Program launched during the 2020 pandemic that showcases NFP pioneers and topics of interest in NFP ministry. Hosted by the USCCB NFP Program's Assistant Director, Theresa Notare, PhD, guests include

    Hanna Klaus, MD, founder of Teen STAR an adolescent fertility appreciation and chastity curriculum

    Mary Shivanandan, STD, author, professor, and NFP promoter

    Donna Dausman and Mary Pat Vann Epps, former diocesan NFP coordinators of the 1980s and '90s

    "Leading with Church Teaching," NFPNAB members, Alice Heinzen and Cindy Leonard

    "Fertility Apps" with Michael Manhart, PhD and Richard Fehring, PhD, RN

    "NFP Outreach to Young Adults," with USCCB's Paul Jarzembowski
     
  • Dr. Thomas W. Higers' book Blinders: The Destructive Downstream Impact of Contraception, Abortion, and IVF (2018), is available on Amazon. This book reviews the evidence on the destructive effects of these practices in the lives of many people.
     
  • The Archdiocese of St. Louis has available a template for a brochure that can easily be adapted for your NFP ministry. Entitled "What Can NFP Do for You?," the St. Louis NFP staff also offer an option to work with their printer so that you can order hard copies directly. Contact Melissa Barnason, Office Assistant, Office of NFP, tel. 1-314-997-7576; melissabarnason@archstl.org.
     
  • Off the Charts is a subscription online community of NFP users. Jenny Uebbing (from the Archdiocese of Denver) founded this amazing website to provide on-going pastoral help to NFP users. Want to learn more? See offthechartsnfp.com. Contact offthecharts@gmail.com.
     
  • Minnesota Catholic Conference has available free videos on Catholic teaching on the person and human sexuality from the one-day symposium “Revisit the Catholic Vision of the Human Person.”  View the talks at https://www.mncatholic.org (select the link in the scrolling images); or, go to their YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiXvsyO7_90YpY4imuBqCbg.
     
  • Ruah Woods has terrific Theology of the Body curriculum for K-12. Visit the website today!
     
  • Archived Resources

 

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