In the Name of Love: the Natural Approach to Family Planning

Friday, December 11 1998

Ottawa (COLF) — The Catholic Organization for Life and Family is marking the thirtieth anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae with a leaflet that explains in clear and simple language what natural family planning is and its importance for a Christian dimension of sexuality.

In the Name of Love – the Natural Approach to Family Planning (requires Adobe Acrobat to view) is aimed at people involved in marriage preparation, youth ministry and natural family planning. The six-page leaflet outlines the philosophical and theological basis of Church teaching on this very intimate and meaningful area of family life. Natural family planning is presented as an attractive approach, highlighting the qualities of tenderness, respect for the other and mutual self giving on which it is based. The leaflet answers common questions, dispels certain myths and encourages love that is unique, faithful, fruitful, permanent and lived to the fullest. Dioceses, parishes, Catholic organizations and others may order this leaflet from the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) in either English or French.

COLF is a joint project of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Knights of Columbus. Its role is to promote respect for life and the essential role of the family.