St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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NFP’s Modern Marvels Draws Millennials, Scientists and Some Pushback

More millennial women than ever are turning to fertility-awareness-based methods, not simply for a natural way to plan their families, but as a way to keep track of their bodily health and well-being without putting hormones or artificial devices into their bodies.
“I’m a millennial, and we’re just kind of tired of anything that looks like it’s from the 1970s, especially for our health,” Cassie Moriarity, a 29-year-old Catholic woman living in New York City, told the Register. …

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/nfps-modern-marvels-draws-millennials-scientists-and-some-pushback


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Dignity of Women and The Faith They Need


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Why I Don’t Use Contraception

I converted to Roman Catholicism almost a decade ago. At the time, nobody was talking about wars on women, so when I read about Catholic prohibitions on birth control, I naively supposed that most Catholic women actually followed the Church’s teachings on birth control. It’s right there in the Catechism, after all. Reading some books on the subject, I decided there was a lot of merit in this idea about the contraceptive-free life. My husband and I (both Catholic converts) gave it a go. …

http://thefederalist.com/2014/07/25/why-i-dont-use-contraception/#.U9M-TIEZ4vd.facebook


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Natural Family Planning and God’s Plan for Your Marriage

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