HOW CAN WE OVERCOME OUR RESERVATIONS TO NFP?
Dear Fr. Matthew,
There are many good books, tapes, and pamphlets on what is wrong with contraception. You can find them easily at One More Soul ( www.OMSoul.com). Here is a brief list I would recommend to you and your wife:
Birth Control and Christian Discipleship, by John Kippley (Couple to Couple League);
Contraception: Why Not? A tape or CD by Dr. Janet Smith;
New Perspectives on Contraception, by Donald DeMarco PhD (DeMarco explains how contraception separates people from their spouses, from God, and even from their own best interests);
Physicians Healed (personal stories of 15 physicians who do not prescribe contraception);
and Rethinking Reproductive Medicine.
Your wife does not seem to be well informed about the advanced stage of the art of NFP. I suggest that she contact the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction: 6901 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE 68106-2604. Tel: 402/ 390-6600.
To understand the moral evil of contraception, it requires a little reading and reflection. I am convinced that contraception and sterilization is the taproot of the culture of death. Keep reading in this area and you will discover why.
Cordially yours, Fr. Matthew Habiger OSB
To contact Fr. Matthew with a question on NFP, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org