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Thanks to NFP International

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

More thanks to share!

Thank you for allowing your manual to be downloaded.  I plan to make a donation at a later date.  I became engaged four months ago, and we are shooting to get married by the end of next year.  We are both graduating from college this year, and I want to be comfortable with charting and knowing how NFP works before we marry.

Thank you so much for providing this resource. I am a revert to Catholicism, have recently discontinued ABC and am new to learning NFP and find your no nonsense approach quite refreshing.  I will definitely tell all of my friends about this resource.  Thank you for providing the charts for free too; that is awesome.  It really makes me feel good to help a ministry that is genuinely concerned for others.

The information you offer is such a blessing!  And it is such an important subject, I pray that more people will open their hearts to God’s plan.  Everything on the website worked wonderfully.  And I especially value the free downloads; they provide very good information. Thank you! 

I am so excited to email you! I am a convert to Catholicism–I thank God for the many, many blessings and graces that I have received!! Needless to say, I don’t have a Catholic mother, grandmother or auntie to call up about some NPF/cycle related questions. I am 5 months postpartum with my second child. I am ecologically breastfeeding, and have had no return of menstruation. ( I have read the older version of   BREAST FEEDING AND NATURAL CHILD SPACING). Anyway, I was literally DIGGING through forums, blogs, etc. on the internet for quite some time when  I came across your actual website (nfpandmore). I am soooo thankful for what you and your husband are doing. I was very appreciative that you made available the download version of the manual, etc. I think that your approach is welcoming, educated and balanced. I love that you don’t hide the Catholicism, but also don’t shove it down people’s throats (who may be protestant/secularist). It is a beautiful way of inviting people to practice NFP, ecological breastfeeding and maybe see the beauty of Catholicism.

I have one daughter, 13 months, and hope to have many more. I came across ecological breastfeeding when I was searching to discern God’s holy will when it came to breast-feeding, co-sleeping, etc. with my child. I read Sheila’s books, and am so thankful for deciding to practice natural and ecological mothering. I appreciate your support already and have enjoyed your posts.

Thank you for your excellent books Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing and The Seven Standards. I translated “the seven standard summary” (p. 103 & 104) for my wife and for the nun teaching NFP in the hospital where our children were born. What we found in your books, we found nowhere else!  (from France)

I’m so glad that you started NFP and More because Catholics NEED to know the truth about ecological breastfeeding, Catholic parenting, etc. Many of the popular parenting practices we see in the United States today (such as cry it out, scheduled feedings, and general authoritarian or un-attached approaches) are actually based upon Protestant theology. So many well-meaning Catholic parents simply do not have the information to know that gentle parenting of our little ones is more in line with the teaching of the Church.

Sheila Kippley

Thanks to NFP International

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Thanks to NFP International
We decided to share some of the thanks we have received.  These thanks show that people do benefit from the information available at our website.

Thank you for writing and publishing such a wonderful book.  My fiance and I are trying to learn how to properly do NFP before we get married, so it was really wonderful to have this material.

Thank you very much for your labors and writing and witness!

Please know that I will be eternally grateful for your Birth Control and Christian Discipleship.  Those 45 pages changed my life, my marriage, and my ministry forever.

Thank you for making this resource freely available to all. It is very valuable and the introduction was very well written. The points are sharp and thought provoking.  Keep up the good work!!

I was researching a speech for class about NFP and came across the website from a search engine. It was very helpful and hopefully some of my class will jump on board. 

Your site and ministry has been a tremendous blessing to our family. I have been accessing the manual almost daily for the last few weeks as we were praying and seeking God’s will in using NFP. I had just sent Ch.7 to a friend the day before.  I did not donate at the time because I wanted to talk to my husband first to see how much to give. We would love to support your ministry.
         Thank you again, please know that you and your wife have truly impacted countless families with your message. We are Protestants and had NEVER heard of Theology of the Body, covenant love, Humanae Vitea, and much of the other Catholic teaching on the subject of marriage and family. It’s been an incredible journey and the Lord has used your publications to convict our hearts. 

[Your chart} is the most comprehensive chart I’ve found and I look forward to using it to keep track of multiple types of data on one piece of paper.

The manual is wonderful and helpful.  I’ve been using it for about a year.  It is more than reasonable for such a wealth of knowledge. 

This manual is incredibly helpful and I learned a lot. 

I thought this was a very informative website and look forward to reading the book.  I have been wanting to try natural family planning for quite a while to strengthen my faith and marriage, and the website gave me the information I needed to feel comfortable making the transition.  Thank you!

I’m a seminarian and doing a presentation for class on NFP.  Thank YOU for your testimony and efforts in this important work

Thanks for getting the truth out there.

I enjoyed browsing your website.  It has many useful resources, it’s easy to navigate, and most importantly, it follows Catholic teachings.  I was very pleased at how easily and quickly I found the website, and the resources provided are incredible.  Thank you.

Sheila Kippley

Fr. Marx, Manual Update, and Doering Study

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Fr. Paul Marx, OSB
At about 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, just shy of his 90th birthday, Father Paul Marx, OSB, went to his eternal reward.  In his college years at St. John’s in Collegeville, MN, he and Dr. Konald Prem played on the same football team.  He was ordained a Benedictine priest in 1947 and then earned his doctorate in Family Sociology.  In the Fifties and Sixties, as a professor at St. John’s, he promoted natural family planning in his sociology courses.  He liked to tell us newcomers to the pro-chastity movement that he used to be called Father Temperature.  He was the priestly patriarch of the pro-life movement, and he knew from the beginning that a society’s acceptance of contraception inevitably leads that society to accept abortion.  He founded the Human Life Center at St. John’s University in 1972 to promote natural family planning, and in 1980 he founded Human Life International to continue that work and to focus even more on combating the growing international acceptance of abortion.  When he returned to St. John’s Abbey about ten years ago, he continued to support pro-life endeavors behind the scenes.  Since we founded NFP International in 2004, Father Marx has been a regular contributor and correspondent.  John has been privileged to visit him three times in those years.  We pray for him and to him for his intercession for this pro-family and pro-life apostolate.

Updated First Edition of NFPI Manual
An updated version of Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach has been posted to the NFP International website and is also available for purchase from  At the website, the manual is now in one PDF instead of ten separate PDFs.  We are also asking for registration and a donation of $10.  For those who are truly poor, it is still available for free.  

Doering’s Temperature Study Available in English
In 1967 Professor and Doctor G. K. Doering published his temperature-only NFP study in a German language medical journal.  We have quoted from its abstract in English for many years, but we did not have an English translation.  Recently, we hired a translator who produced a good literal translation.  Then our Czech-Republic and German-speaking colleague, David Prentis reviewed it and modified it in terms of specialized NFP terminology.  We are pleased to have it available at the NFP International website.  It provides excellent support for continuing to teach and use the temperature sign, and it is well worth your reading.