Natural Family Planning Week Raises Awareness on Natural Methods of Birth Control

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Catholic bishops around the nation this week are paying special attention to marital love and the creation of life! It’s Natural Family Planning Week.

It’s a time to raise awareness about the scientific, natural and moral methods that can help married couples either achieve or postpone pregnancy. The Church condemns the use of unnatural birth control like the pill based upon a stance that dates back to 1968 when Pope St. Paul VI wrote the encyclical “Humanae Vitae.”

The papal paper taught about God’s plan for marriage and the transmission of life, saying “every marital act must of necessity retain its intrinsic relationship to the procreation of human life.”

This week marks the anniversary of the release of that papal paper. Many are using this week to promote infertility awareness, in an effort to help those who are struggling to realize that they are not alone. 

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