An Introduction to Natural Family Planning

Richard Fehring, PhD, RN Stella Kitchen, & Mary Shivanandan, STD
Theresa Notare, PhD, Editor


The following provides basic information about Catholic teaching on marriage, conjugal love and responsible parenthood, the science and methods of Natural Family Planning as well as couple’s experience.Text taken from, Notare, Ed. Introduction to Natural Family Planning, (Washington, DC: NFPP, Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, 2009). Excerpts reprinted with permission. For full text see:

The Truth About Human Love – Orientations on Conjugal Love, Gender Ideology and Family Legislation

“By its very nature the gift of the person must be lasting and irrevocable. The indissolubility of marriage flows in the first place from the very essence of that gift: the gift of one person to another person. This reciprocal giving of self reveals the spousal nature of love. In their marital consent the bride […]