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NFP and Sexuality

Provides information, resources and Catholic teaching regarding Natural Family Planning.

Welcome to the Natural Family Planning (NFP) page of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Office for Marriage and Family Life is here to enthusiastically teach, encourage and support you and stands with the Church on the side of life.1 We acknowledge with the Church that a child does not come from outside as something added on to the mutual love of the spouses, but springs from the very heart of that mutual giving, as its fruit and fulfillment.2  Children are truly a gift from God!

The Office for Marriage and Family Life promotes Natural Family Planning as a highly effective, marriage enriching, spiritually enlightening, and moral means of planning one's family and we are here to help you not only to understand the Church's teachings but to learn the NFP method of your choice and to support you in your ongoing living out of your marital promise. The difference between contraception and periodic abstinence is much wider and deeper than is usually thought, one which involves in the final analysis two irreconcilable concepts of the human person and of human sexuality.3 This speaks to the great mystery of God's plan for all of us!

1 The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CC) 2366; 2 CC 2366; 3  Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, 32


Natural Family Planning Movie

Check out the 30-minute video, Natural Family Planning. It features local couples, doctors and priests, and explains why and how Natural Family Planning makese sense from practical, health and religious perspectives.

Would you like to order a copy of the Natural Family Planning DVD?  Please contact Ali Butler for more information at


Please click on the below links for more NFP Information

Frequently Asked Questions about NFP

Overview of NFP Methods/Listing of Local Instructors

Human Sexuality - Theology of the Body

NFP Physicians and Teachers (pdf)

Further NFP Resources

For more information on NFP or if you have any questions about what is available in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, please contact the Office for Marriage and Family Life.



Make your house - your family - another Nazareth where love, peace, joy and unity reign, for love begins at home! ~ Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

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