famfare!

NFP: Just another form of contraception?Contrary to popular belief, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is not “Catholic Contraception” like it is commonly misconstrued. It isn’t the outdated “calendar rhythm method” either, where a woman estimates when her fertile period is, based on information gleaned from her previous six cycles. This method is quite unreliable indeed. So [...]

famfare!

NFP: Just another form of contraception?Contrary to popular belief, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is not “Catholic Contraception” like it is commonly misconstrued. It isn’t the outdated “calendar rhythm method” either, where a woman estimates when her fertile period is, based on information gleaned from her previous six cycles. This method is quite unreliable indeed. So [...]

Archdiocesan survey

To inspire a New Evangelisation in our Catholic archdiocese, the archdiocesan Strategic Planning of Resources (ASPR) team will be undertaking a two-part archdiocesan quantitative and qualitative survey.The entire survey will provide clearer bases for the strategic planning of our archdiocesan resources and financial budget requests.The first survey is an update on parish Mass attendance.  It [...]

Past and present NFP instructors gather

Natural Family Planning Service Singapore (NFP) held a reunion with over 80 past and current instructors and their families on Jan 17 at Orchid Country Club.Mass was concelebrated by Sacred Heart Fr Anthony Hutjes and Dominican Fr David Garcia.Sharing their most memorable occasions and anecdotes to huge applause were Dr Victor and Mrs Vivienne Wee, [...]

Values: Contraception – Family planning or family avoidance?

In this continuing series on Values, we look at the issue of contraception versus natural family planning (NFP), and their implications on couples and society. IN JUST the last 50 years, contraceptives have changed the world’s perception of birth control. There has been much debate over the use of contraception versus natural family planning (NFP). [...]

Evangelisation is not just planning, it is doing

However I must say one thing: mission today tends more to be celebrated rather than realised. We have liturgical celebrations rich in signs proclaiming the urgency and the necessity of mission Ad Gentes. However there is a danger that we stop there, that we are not effectively involved in universal mission. The proclamation of principles [...]

Natural Family Planning – God’s gift to marriages

A couples’ faith journey through Natural Family Planning Bernadette and Matthew Ang are trainee instructors from the Natural Family Planning (NFP) Service.“We were engaged before we knew about the Catholic faith. During that time, we started searching for methods of contraception. However, the search was unfulfilling as we found most contraceptive methods put the burden [...]

Family Planning (Singapore:1950)

Singapore City is overpopulated. The high birth rate continues. There is the brutal fact; a headache and a nightmare for the economists who have to plan for tomorrow! We absolutely agree with them in feeling the urgency and knowing the need to LOOK FOR a solution of so vital a problem; but when it comes [...]