Cultivation of virtue and modesty in the young is central to the role of parents

That includes the challenge of facing daily what many might consider a lost cause – repelling the assault on purity in our chaotic culture. Professor Anthony Esolen addresses that task with insight and clarity. Read his essay here. www.thecatholicthing.org/2020/07/18/this-means-everybody/

But Isn’t NFP Just Contraception By Another Name?

In a brief letter, Saint John Paul II considers NFP in its indispensable context of the Church’s teaching on the truth of the act of love. Here “spouses become sharers in God’s creative action,” never putting aside the sacred character of their vocation. Read this brief, lucid letter here:http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/awareness-week/upload/Why-NFP-Differs-from-Contraception-JPII.pdf

The Church In Defense Of The Family

In Familiaris Consortio, Saint John Paul II assures us that, however loud the noise of the secular universe, however strong the current of dissent, we can trust  the Church always to defend God’s plan for marriage and the family and protect us from enemies of the truth. From the introduction: “Knowing that marriage and the family …

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A Clarion Call From a Courageous Pope

Ninety years ago, the modernist attacks on marriage and the family were reaping a foul harvest. In the words of Pope Pius XI, “a great number of men, forgetful of that divine work of redemption, either entirely ignore or shamelessly deny the great sanctity of Christian wedlock, or relying on the false principles of a …

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Our celebration of Humanae Vitae’s 52nd birthday continues

Our celebration of Humanae Vitae’s 52nd birthday continues as Dr. Janet Smith illuminates the history, teaching, and impact of the encyclical. Humanae Vitae has been called the most significant document of the past fifty years. It is certainly the most prophetic! Read more here: www.nfpoutreach.org /210

Happy Humanae Vitae Week!

This week we celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the wonderful gift given by Pope Saint Paul VI to the world reaffirming the holiness of family, marriage, and children. We encourage you to read the encyclical during the week (text here), and we’ll be suggesting other readings every day, touching on the beauty and truth of the …

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Planned Parenthood’s gospel of sterility reeks of hatred. It reduces even great souls to pettiness and banality. PRI’s Dr. Christopher Manion explains.

Planned Parenthood’s Sterile Legacy of Extermination By Christopher Manion, Ph.D. Director, PRI’s Humanae Vitae Project Some 35 years ago, Mrs. Alice du Pont Mills invited me to visit her in her expansive Virginia horse farm – several thousand acres of it – about an hour west of Washington. At the time, I was Staff Director …

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Moral And Social Damage Done By The Pill Is Still Disturbing

Sixty years have passed since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first authorized physicians to prescribe a drug that would subvert the institution of motherhood. May 9, 1960, was the day on which the authorization was granted; it was, by ironic coincidence, the day after Mothers’ Day, and Father George Welzbacher looks at the damage …

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A Great Opportunity to Celebrate Saint John Paul II’s Valiant Defense of Life

Today Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City commemorates the 25th anniversary of The Gospel of Life (Evangelium vitae): “As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25, we also mark the 25th anniversary of Pope St. John Paul II’s prophetic encyclical, The Gospel of Life (Evangelium vitae). Here, this saint provides a clear challenge …

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