Welcome to the Natural Family Planning (NFP) page of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Office of 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.
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, 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 Annette Basaldua at firstname.lastname@example.org