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Winter 2023

California’s secret Weapon

by Sheila St. John

I love you, California, you’re the greatest state of all. I love you in the winter, summer, spring and in

Winter 2023

Worldview from Silicon Valley

by Fr. Blaise Berg, STD

Last July, my bishop asked me to take on a new assignment as a full-time theology professor and formator at

Winter 2023

Preventing Miscarriage With Progesterone

by Robert Chasuk, MD

Pregnancy is a progesterone rich state in a woman’s reproductive life. Levels of progesterone markedly increase as pregnancy progresses. Progesterone

Winter 2023

Meet Member Jenni Schaeffer

by Peggy Stofila

Jenni first learned to chart her cycles using the Ovulation Method as a nursing student and newlywed in 1987. Her

Winter 2023

Diocese of Stockton Takes a Bold Step to Encourage Engaged Couples to Embrace NFP!

by Deacon Steve Budnik

I was selected to assume the newly created position of Coordinator of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of

Winter 2023

One Sequoia After Another

by Fr. Blaise Berg, STD

“One sequoia after another!” texted my friend, Fr. Richard McDonald of Kansas (who attended CANFP’s HV50 conference in 2018). Fr.

Winter 2023

Meet Member Peggy Stofila

by Peggy Stofila

I am introducing a new feature for our CANFP NEWS: Meet Our Members. I look forward to introducing one of

The Brave New World Post-Roe

by George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

The infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions, that were relegated to the heap of jurisprudence

Contraception and Confession

by Fr. Michael Moore

Certainly one of the most dramatic moments in the lives of the apostles came on Easter Sunday evening. They had

Twists & Turns in My Journey to Learn NFP

by Michelle Borba

As I reflect on my married life and think about all the extreme viewpoints I’ve had in regards to NFP,

Living NFP and the Formation of a Soccer Player

by Al Arévalo

Like many soccer players in their youth, I dreamt of playing professionally one day. To that end, playing soccer was

NFP and Sports?

by Fr. Blaise Berg, STD

When our Executive Board decided to go with the topic of “NFP and Sports” for this newsletter, I was rather

Read about some of our member’s experiences with NFP

Twists & Turns in My Journey to Learn NFP

As I reflect on my married life and think about all the extreme viewpoints I’ve had in regards to NFP, I can’t help but laugh at myself a bit. If I was truly honest, I’d admit I’ve been all over the place on this topic and have made it much...

How NFP Has Blessed My Marriage And Strengthened My Walk With God During This Struggle Called Life

“The life of man upon earth is warfare.’ So said Job many centuries ago. There are still some easygoing individuals unaware of this fact” St. Josemaria Escriva I read a fascinating article a while ago about happiness. It seems the least happy times for most people are in their 40’s—with...

NFP: Plot Twists From the Great Director and Scriptwriter

“You know this is just a movie, right?” replied my husband Mark, as he graciously changed the channel. The movie had gotten too scary and depicted a scene that I know would give me nightmares. The only way I could control the movie was to not watch it. Sound familiar?...

One Guy’s Challenges

My wife Cassandra and I were married May, 1, 1993. From the beginning of our marriage we wanted to understand and practice natural family planning as the means by which we could live out our vows to each other as well as the Catholic Church’s teachings on the beauty and...

Abraham’s Reward

I never thought I’d have a big family. I certainly wasn’t opposed to it. It just wasn’t in my imagination. There were three of us in our family growing up and my mother, who very much wanted a big family, sadly, was deprived of it for health reasons that resulted...

Source of Grace

Sometimes when I look at the beautiful chaos of my life I am completely amazed by the work that God has done in me. After almost ten years of marriage and four children, I am transformed by His love. Although I am a cradle Catholic, and attended fourteen years of...

Questions Answered

Do you remember when you wanted a question answered and you only had a few sources to find the information? Maybe, you asked your parents, a good friend, your doctor or a priest. In this age of technology, the approach to finding answers is much different. My children say, “Just...

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