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Natural Family Planning

Helping couples to deepen conjugal love and achieve responsible parenthood is part of the Church's total pastoral ministry to Catholic spouses. Fulfillment of this ministry includes both education and pastoral care. This means "instilling conviction and offering practical help to those who wish to live out their parenthood in a truly responsible way" (Familiaris consortio, #35).

Local Instruction for NFP Methods

On-line Instruction in Natural Family Planning

  • Family Ministries of Archdiocese of Chicago. Visit their site.
  • Northwest Family Services offers online instruction in the Sympto-Thermal Method and lifetime follow-up. Visit their site
  • Correspondence courses for learning NFP methods may be found at this site: More Distance-Learning Opportunities
  • Fertility Tracking Software for NFP: - FertileView is a downloadable biomedical informatics software program for fertility management that allows the patient to chart their fertility signs while the FertileView program interprets the information. For further information or how to purchase, visit

Become an NFP Teacher

Couple to Couple League provides online training in English and Spanish. Visit to apply.

Find a NFP Doctor

Natural Family Planning Ministry

Resources for education and study by couples and marriage ministry leaders.

For More Information and Instructors contact the Division of Catechetical and Pastoral Formation, 410-547-5405.

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