Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Natural Family Planning is a modern, scientific, and natural means of either achieving or postponing pregnancy. It requires no drugs, devices, or surgical procedures of any kind.

We are pleased to offer you abundant resources on this safe, effective and holistic method of family planning.


Now Accepting Nominations for the 2024 Humanae Vitae Award!

Each year the Diocese of Saint Cloud presents the Humanae Vitae Award to a person(s) who has exhibited extraordinary courage in promoting Natural Family Planning and the teachings of Humanae Vitae. The prophetic encyclical, written by Saint Paul VI and released in 1968, explains Catholic Church teaching about human life and the reasons natural methods are best for achievement or postponement of pregnancy. Humanae Vitae describes the two inseparable purposes of the spouse’s loving act: the unitive and the procreative. Cooperation with God’s design for human love and marriage allows total self-giving love.

Many people in our diocese courageously promote this important Church teaching through ministry, education and witness. If you know someone who has promoted the benefits of Natural Family Planning, submit your nominee by writing a descriptive essay (500 words or less) of his/her qualifications.

Mail, fax or e-mail nominations before May 1, 2024 to: Office of Marriage and Family Natural Family Planning Advisory Committee 305-7th Avenue North Suite 100, Saint Cloud, MN 56303 Phone: 320-252-4721 Fax: 320-258-7658 E-mail: Nominations will be reviewed and recipient(s) selected by the Natural Family Planning Advisory Committee.

The Humanae Vitae Award will be presented on July 25, 2024 at the Humanae Vitae Mass and Award Reception at Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Saint Cloud.

2023 Humanae Vitae Award Reception – Rev. Robert Harren

Do you know we have a fund specifically for Natural Family Planning (NFP) through the Catholic Foundation?

It is called the Saints Anne & Joachim Fund for NFP.

See details below.

Donations can be made here

The St. Augustine Foundation has produced a series of 10 videos discussing the risks of hormonal contraception. Bill Williams, MD., expertly explains the harm of these contraceptives for women. Most videos are 3-5 minutes in length.

Click the green ‘VIDEOS’ button to the left to access all of the videos.

Episode #1 Contraceptives: Risks Without Benefit • An Overview
Episode #2 Contraceptives: Cancer
Episode #3 Contraceptives: Autoimmune Disease
Episode #4 Contraceptives: Blood Clots
Episode #5 Contraceptives: Weight Gain & Pre-Diabetes
Episode #6 Contraceptives: Bone Fractures
Episode #7 Contraceptives: Mood Disorders & Depression
Episode #8 Contraceptives: DeproProvera & AIDS
Episode #9 Contraceptives: Cost to Society
Episode #10 Contraceptives: The Environment

Fr. Doug Liebsch
Fr. Doug LiebschDirector of Vocations

Fr. Doug Liebsch’s homily on contraception at St. Mary’s Cathedral, January 14, 2018

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