Natural Family Planning Conference
Jan. 28 at Cathedral
A Natural Family Planning Conference will be presented from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City.
Presenters will include Father Matthew Habiger, OSB, Ph.D., and Dr. Martha Garza, MD.
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods wherein the couple observes the naturally occurring signs of the fertile and non-fertile phases of a woman’s cycle for the purpose of either achieving or postponing pregnancy. It is a comprehensive acceptance of the divine gift of fertility within marriage.
According to organizers, NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of every child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP enriches the bond between husband and wife.
Father Habiger and Dr. Garza will discuss God’s plan for marriage and family, the benefits of using NFP, the harmful effects of contraceptives, and the hope for couples struggling with infertility.
This conference is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Natural Family Planning and how to promote this in parishes. Organizers especially encourage engaged and married couples, medical professionals, and marriage preparation leaders to participate.
Priests invited to special NFP symposium Jan. 27
Bishop John B. Brungardt invites all priests of the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City to attend an evening with Father Matthew Habiger, OSB, Ph.D, from 5:30-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe.