Why Didn’t Someone Share the Truth With Us?

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We are practicing Catholics, not perfect ones. That label "practicing" is a constant reminder of our great need of repentance and conversion. In our latest post at Catholic Stand, we openly share about an area in our marriage where our repentance and ongoing conversion was and still needed. Click here to read full post. … [Read more...]

Is it Ever Too Late for Natural Family Planning?

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It's been an interesting NFP Awareness week here at The Practicing Catholic. It probably comes as no surprise that we lost a few followers. Are we disappointed? Sure, a bit. Our goal has been to share the beauty of the Church's teaching about human sexuality through the lens of natural family planning --- to put the truth out there as best we can and also do so charitably. We felt called to write this series, in part, to become more comfortable articulating that message. For many couples we … [Read more...]

When Spouses Aren’t on the Same Page About Natural Family Planning

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Welcome back! It's Day 6 in our weeklong series on natural family planning (NFP). This post is linked up with NFP Link Week hosted at the blog NFP and Me. DISCLAIMER: This series is meant to inform and spark conversation about the Church's teaching on respect for human life. While these answers are in-line with Catholic Tradition, they are by no means exhaustive or comprehensive. We are not bioethicists nor moral theologians and do not claim to speak on behalf of the Church in answering them. … [Read more...]

Why Don’t We Want More Children?

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Welcome back! It's Day 5 in our weeklong series on natural family planning (NFP). This post is linked up with NFP Link Week hosted at the blog NFP and Me. DISCLAIMER: This series is meant to inform and spark conversation about the Church's teaching on respect for human life. While these answers are in-line with Catholic Tradition, they are by no means exhaustive or comprehensive. We are not bioethicists nor moral theologians and do not claim to speak on behalf of the Church in answering them. … [Read more...]

Trusting God or Grasping for Control?

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Welcome back! It's Day 4 in our weeklong series on natural family planning (NFP). This post is linked up with NFP Link Week hosted at the blog NFP and Me. DISCLAIMER: This series is meant to inform and spark conversation about the Church's teaching on respect for human life. While these answers are in-line with Catholic Tradition, they are by no means exhaustive or comprehensive. We are not bioethicists nor moral theologians and do not claim to speak on behalf of the Church in answering them. … [Read more...]

Despoiling God’s Plan for Sexuality

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Welcome back! It's Day 3 in our weeklong series on natural family planning (NFP). This post is linked up with NFP Link Week hosted at the blog NFP and Me. DISCLAIMER: This series is meant to inform and spark conversation about the Church's teaching on respect for human life. While these answers are in-line with Catholic Tradition, they are by no means exhaustive or comprehensive. We are not bioethicists nor moral theologians and do not claim to speak on behalf of the Church in answering them. … [Read more...]

Dumping Contraception for Natural Family Planning

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Welcome back! It's Day 2 in our weeklong series on natural family planning (NFP). This post is linked up with NFP Link Week hosted at the blog NFP and Me. DISCLAIMER: This series is meant to inform and spark conversation about the Church's teaching on respect for human life. While these answers are in-line with Catholic Tradition, they are by no means exhaustive or comprehensive. We are not bioethicists nor moral theologians and do not claim to speak on behalf of the Church in answering them. … [Read more...]

A Catholic View on Love, Sexuality and Parenthood

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Today we kick off a weeklong series focusing on natural family planning, or NFP for short. This post is linked up with NFP Link Week hosted at the blog NFP and Me. DISCLAIMER: This series is meant to inform and spark conversation about the Church's teaching on respect for human life. While these answers are in-line with Catholic Tradition, they are by no means exhaustive or comprehensive. We are not bioethicists nor moral theologians and do not claim to speak on behalf of the Church in … [Read more...]

Take 5 with Kathleen Basi

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Time for another round of Take 5 --- a video series we've started here to showcase the great work of folks passionately involved in Catholic media. I recently chatted with Kathleen Basi, a wife, mom, writer, blogger, musician, and along with her husband, a natural family planning teaching couple for the Couple to Couple League. Check out more from Kathleen at her blog, kathleenbasi.com; follow her on Twitter @kathleenmbasi and connect with her on Facebook. In our interview, Kathleen chats … [Read more...]

What Catholic Women Think

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A preliminary report, “What Catholic Women Think About Faith, Conscience, and Contraception,” co-authored by Mary Rice Hasson and Michele M. Hill, offers new data about the views of church-going Catholic women, ages 18-54, on faith, conscience, and contraception. This report is part of a larger research effort called the Women, Faith, and Culture Project. Report Highlights 13% of church-going Catholic women completely accept the Church’s teachings on family planning. Acceptance of the … [Read more...]