Welcome to the Natural Family Planning (NFP) page of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Nazareth Project 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!
In his addresses on Human Love in the Divine Plan (better known now as The Theology of the Body), Pope John Paul II acknowledged that those “are considered ‘to exercise responsible parenthood who prudently and generously decide to have a large family, or who, for serious reasons and with due respect to the moral law, choose to have no more children for the time being and even for an indeterminate period.’”3
To this end, The Nazareth Project 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”.4 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, The Theology of the Body; 4 Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, 32