NFP: The Best Worst Thing Ever

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The Population Research Institute’s new video addresses a form of fertility management that is cost-free, pill-free, and free of coercion.

The Catholic Church Embraces Science and Those Struggling with Infertility

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In case you missed it the first time around, I’ve re-published my article The Catholic Church is No Enemy of Science or the Infertile over at Ignitum Today: Because of her opposition to third party reproduction, the Catholic Church is often accused of being anti-science and insensitive to those who suffer the pain of infertility. Last year’s CNN Belief Blog … Read More

You Don’t Have to Use NFP

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We are in the midst of yet another NFP Awareness Week. If you regularly follow Catholic blogs and news sites you’re going to read a lot about the benefits of natural family planning over artificial contraception and it can seem as though practicing NFP (by practicing NFP, I’m referring to using some sort of charting method to track one’s fertility) … Read More

NFP: Real Women’s Liberation

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This is a fabulous post from April of My Feminine Mind: I absolutely love Natural Family Planning. There are a lot of things that I love about it. The thing that stands out the most to me, however–the big, neon-sign, in-your-face-amazing thing about NFP is the ideology behind it. It begins with the premise that women are good. Because our … Read More

IVF is Evil

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I’m more convinced of it now than I ever have been before. My rant (and final post) at Creative Minority Report this week: On Wednesday (last week), Matt highlighted here at CMR two very disturbing stories involving IVF: Mom To Have Dead Son’s Baby and World’s First IVF Lottery. If that’s not enough to sicken you for one week, here’s … Read More


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The following videos present a great overview of the benefits of modern day “NFP” science – the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology: IVF = circumventive therapy & contraception = suppressive therapy. The Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology actually help identify and treat problems associated with PMS, postpartum depression, infertility, male-infertility, frequent miscarriage and much more! And, as the … Read More

TOB Tues: NFP and Red Hot Catholic Love

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Last week I highlighted Catholic theologian, writer and spiritual director Tim Muldoon’s post candidly sharing how he and his wife discovered Red Hot Catholic Love by following what the Church recommended when it came to sex. In a follow up post, Muldoon shares he and his wife’s experience with Natural Family Planning (NFP): Natural family planning was wonderful because it … Read More

Treating Recurrent Miscarriage

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New scientist recently did a story on whether or not women should put off “trying” again after a miscarriage: HOW long should a woman who has had a miscarriage wait before trying to conceive again? The World Health Organization suggests six months, but it seems women might be better off trying again as soon as they want to. The WHO … Read More

NFP Awareness Week 2010!

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This week is Natural Family Planning Awareness Week 2010! I’ve posted some of these videos before, but they never get old: This is only one of a seven part series of videos contrasting NFP and contraception. All the videos were directed, written, acted, and edited by Catholic seminarians at the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha. You can see the … Read More

NFP? Yeah, There’s an App for That, Too

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This is brilliant! From the UK Daily Mail (h/t Mary Meets Dolly): Britain’s first iPhone baby is born after couple tried four years to conceive A woman who was considering IVF treatment has given birth to a baby girl after using an iPhone application to become pregnant. After four years of struggling to conceive, Lena Bryce and partner Dudley had … Read More