TOB Tuesday: Read Humanae Vitae!

ChelseaMarriage, Natural Family Planning, Sex, Sexuality, TOB TuesdayLeave a Comment

As I was reading through some of JP II’s writings on the Theology of the Body for today’s TOB Tuesday post, I came across this passage: The theology of the body is not merely a theory, but rather a specific evangelical, Christian pedagogy of the body. This pedagogic character comes from the character of the Bible and above all of … Read More

NFP Awareness Week!

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This week (7/19-7/25) has been NFP Awareness Week as issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Not only does contraception destroy both the unitive and procreative nature if the marital act, but it is the main contributing factor to the dehumanization of the unborn child in our society and the acceptance of murder in the name of “reproductive rights” … Read More

The Pill Alternative

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Whether it’s acne or unusually painful period cramps, the birth control pill is often prescribed for non-contraceptive medical reasons without doctors actually taking the time to discover and effectively treat the underlying problems that cause such things to occur. In this video Dr. Paul Carpentier, certified by the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals, discusses this problem and what can be … Read More

Beautiful Music for a Beautiful Cause!

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Yesterday the Bach Society of St. Louis gave an absolutely beautiful performance at St. Joseph Cathedral in Jefferson City, MO for a benefit for our local Our Lady Queen of Peace Center – a pro-life women’s clinic that specializes in using the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare™ System to help women morally and effectively avoid pregnancy as well as identify and effectively … Read More

Theology of the Body: Marriage

ChelseaCelibacy, Chastity, Contraception, Freedom, Love, Marriage, Natural Family Planning, Religion, Sex, Sexuality, Theology of the Body, videoLeave a Comment

The fifth and final installment of Cardinal Arinze’s webcast on TOB is available now: This one is quite significant because, as Pope Benedict has suggested, Marriage is the key to world peace. See the previous episodes on these posts: Cardinal Arinze Webcasts TOB! Theology of the Body: Original Happiness These webcasts are part of a complete DVD series from the … Read More

Humanae Vitae, the Church and Contraception

ChelseaChastity, Contraception, Faith, Family, Freedom, Natural Family Planning, Sex, Sexuality1 Comment

Our presentation on Humanae Vitae, the Church and Contraception this Sunday was a success. We had a very good crowd and I think the overall message got across pretty well in the short amount of time we had to deliver it. Truly each of the three speakers could have taken up the whole hour and a half themselves – so … Read More

NFP Awareness!

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Launched by the U.S. Catholic Bishops, this week has been NFP Awareness Week! It highlights the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae this Friday the 25th and the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne (the parents of Mary) on Saturday. I am on the Gospel of Life Committee at our parish and we will be having a … Read More

NFP Works!

ChelseaContraception, Marriage, Natural Family Planning, Science, Women2 Comments

After seeing this post on natural family planning that I did yesterday (well, almost early this morning) my good friend Meredith offered this comment: Yes I can attest it WORKS! How many years and doctors did I go to Chelsea before opening the Catholic Missourian one day and seeing “Our Lady Queen of Peace Center” article dealing with NFP and … Read More

NFP Podcast!

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A great way to build strong marriages and families is through the practice of natural family planning, whereby couples respect God’s vision for marriage and the family and learn to live out their sexuality to reflect this vision. This is one of the most highly contested and misunderstood areas of Catholic teaching. Saying no to contraception does not mean that … Read More

NFP in Scripture!

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I knew that Sacred Scripture condemned the use of contraception in the account of Onan spilling his seed (Gen. 38:9-10). But I wasn’t aware until just recently that Scripture also supports the use of natural family planning: Do not deprive each other, except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, to be free for prayer, but then return to one … Read More