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Our Favorite Posts About NFP from Endow's Voices Blog

The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood.  The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother.

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Want to know more about NFP and Catholic approaches to fertility? We collected some of the best articles for you from Endow's Voices platform. Submit you questions here.

 

 

I. Is NFP practical for today's Catholic Woman?

Q: How do you gently but assertively guide women who are in casual conversation over the teachings of the Church when they ask things such as: In our study it talks about how the Church encourages NFP, but then provides a statistic which says that only 6% of Catholics use this method. How can we be sure that the Church is teaching things that are actually practical for the faithful? Wouldn’t more people be using NFP if it worked or fit into our modern lifestyle? Want find out how Kathleen Domingo of the Office of Life in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles answers? Click here.

II. Motherhood - Am I wasting my talents?

Q: I am married with three kids and want a large family. I gave up my career to be a mother and I wouldn’t trade what I have for the world. However, I feel this yearning to use my gifts still and keep being told, “keep your foot in the door professionally”. Can anyone talk to this balance? If I know there is a real chance for many more babies in the future, how do I go about discerning this for my family? Am I wasting my gifts? Will I damage my family if I work in the professional world or will it be a good example? How do I know what is right? Click here to read what Kathleen Littleton, J.D., M.T.S., wife, mother of twelve daughters and two sons, attorney, educator, author, spiritual director, co-founder Forming Faithful Families, answers this question.

 

III. Facts about Fertility 

Q: As a physician with years of experience in women's health, what do you think is the most misunderstood aspect of fertility? 
A: Imagine if you could read signs from your body that reveal what’s happening internally with your hormones—without needing blood draws or special tests. Imagine if these signs could reassure or alert you, with a high degree of certainty, reflecting health or possible illness, fertility or infertility. Wouldn’t this be helpful? Well, guess what! As a woman, you already have this ability. Read more from Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD by clicking here.

 IV. Motherhood - How God Pursued Me

Motherhood, contrary to what I believed in the beginning, has not been a way for me to serve God, but was a gift God gave me to save me from my arrogant self, to free me from the slavery of my own ego. For the rest of the article from Colleen Duggan, click here.

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