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Pope Francis praises NFP method as ‘valuable tool’ for married couples

May 2, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said the Billings method has spurred “a serious reflection” on “the need for education in the value of... Read more

Emily Frase (right) and Mary Bruno have a launched a new website, FAbM, for women seeking effective alternatives to artificial birth control.

Fertility awareness website founders inform women on scientific, holistic alternative to birth control

Nov 21, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Fertility awareness-based methods can be used to adhere to Catholic teaching, allowing couples to plan their families by charting phases... Read more

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NFP expert: Natural Family Planning ‘empowers’ Catholic couples with fertility knowledge 

Aug 2, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Natural Family Planning (NFP) empowers women with “extremely valuable” information about their bodies, according to a Catholic OB/GYN and NaProTechnology... Read more

Why NFP is not just ‘Catholic contraception’

Jul 24, 2020

As someone who teaches couples about Natural Family Planning (NFP), Jeanice Vinduska most often fields questions of doubt from couples... Read more

Hispanic couple with baby.

How three dioceses are bringing NFP to Hispanic Catholics 

Jul 23, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Susana Diaz gets a kick out of watching couples’ faces during their first marriage preparation class.  Read more

Dioceses share couples’ stories, virtual resources for NFP awareness week

Jul 20, 2020

Online resources and personal stories from Catholic couples feature prominently as key parts of this year’s NFP Awareness Week, an... Read more

How knowing your fertility can catch diseases early

Jul 1, 2018

By Adelaide Mena

When Maggie was in high school, she stayed after class to talk to ask a teacher what to do about... Read more

Misunderstanding NFP: Where Catholics and non-Catholics get it wrong

Mar 28, 2018

By Mary Farrow

The encyclical Humanae Vitae by Pope Paul VI shocked the world when it was published in 1968.  Read more

The Pill.

NFP: It's not just a Catholic thing anymore

Jul 24, 2017

For some, it was a health-conscious decision. For others, it was environmental. For still others, it was faith-based.  Read more

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Why this Catholic health care development is a game-changer for women

Jul 24, 2015

With the hope of providing authentic and ethical health care for women, Dr. Thomas Hilgers, creator of Natural Procreative Technology,... Read more

Michelangelo's The Creation of Eve, from the Sistine Chapel ceiling, c. 1510.

Natural family planning, theology of the body – the Church's 'best-kept secrets'

Feb 11, 2015

If you ask Archbishop Aquila, theology of the body and natural family planning – both practical resources on human sexuality... Read more

Thomas and Susan Hilgers of the Pope Paul VI Institute speak with CNA in Rome, Oct. 16, 2014.

How a reproductive health pioneer became an 'instant convert' reading Humanae Vitae

Oct 23, 2014

By Elise Harris, Alan Holdren

As founders of an institute studying reproductive healthcare, Thomas and Susan Hilgers have seen the benefits that natural family planning... Read more

“The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” by Simcha Fisher.

Sinners, sex and NFP: My conversation with Simcha Fisher

Dec 10, 2013

“The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” has 95 percent five-star reviews on Despite its growing popularity and critical... Read more

Dr. Evelyn Billings.

Deceased natural family planning pioneer 'inspired us'

Feb 20, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Dr. Evelyn Billings, who helped develop a major method of natural fertility regulation, is being remembered after her recent death... Read more