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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


Connect with Us

The Office of Marriage and Family Life is here to help you select a method and introduce you to a local NFP instructor. Click here for more information or contact our NFP consultant, Ali Butler (207) 318-5199 or Ali would be happy to meet you personally and help you decide the best method for you in your lifestyle.


Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions about NFP

Overview of NFP Methods/Listing of Local Instructors

Human Sexuality - Theology of the Body

NFP Physicians and Teachers (pdf)

Natural Family Planning Movie

Check out the 30-minute video featuring local couples, doctors and priests that explains why and how Natural Family Planning makes 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


Marquette NFP Conference 2018

50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae and 20th Anniversary for Marquette University Institute for NFP: Healthcare Professionals Answering the Call to Provide Evidenced-Based Natural Family Planning

July 20-21, 2018

Intended audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Professional Nurses, Medical and Nursing students, Healthcare providers in women’s/family health, clergy and seminarians.

Based on the call from Pope Paul VI in Humanae Vitae it is the duty of physicians and nurses to acquire the knowledge necessary to provide natural family planning services and for Catholic scientists to develop secure methods of natural family planning.

The Marquette University Institute for Natural Family Planning, the Wisconsin Guilds of the Catholic Medical Association, and the Marquette Chapter of University Faculty for Life present a conference for the purpose of discovering and analyzing progress over the last 50 years in:

1) developing evidenced based methods of NFP and,
2) integrating the provision of NFP within the practice of medicine and
nursing in providing women’s health care.

This event is being Co-provided by the Wisconsin Catholic Medical Guilds and the Marquette Chapter, University Faculty for Life.

Click here to register and purchase tickets.



Rich Harter, M.T.S.

Emily Burds
Associate Director

Annette Basaldua
Administrative Assistant

Ali Butler
NFP Consultant
(207) 318-5199


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