Director’s Desk

Humanae Vitae—Have you read it? By Lynn Keenan, MD

In 2018, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. This landmark encyclical has been one of the milestones in reaffirming and clarifying what the Church has always taught about human love and life. However, despite much talk, debate, dissension and passion about this beautiful document,... [Read more...]

Exciting Announcement! by Sheila St. John

The Church’s teaching on marital sexuality is an invitation for men and women—an invitation to let God be God, to receive the gift of God’s love and care, and to let this gift inform and transform us, so we may share that love with each other and with the world. This closing sentence in the 2006... [Read more...]

CANFP Outreach 2017 by Sheila St. John

CANFP Executive Director Sheila St. John, Culture Project Director Christina Barba and the Los Angeles Team, all presenters at the convening of the Family Life and Respect Life Directors of the California Catholic Conference   Southern California Pregnancy Resource Center Directors and Board Members... [Read more...]

Our CANFP Family by Sheila St. John

As we begin a new year, we join with you, our CANFP family of supporters, and reflect on the year gone by, as we plan for the coming year. We pause to celebrate the many blessings of this past year. We thank in particular Dr. Michel Accad, for his three year term of service on the CANFP Board, and though... [Read more...]

The Search for a Perfect Baby by Mikela St. John

In biology last year, our class watched a movie called GATTACA. It dealt with a utopian society that genetically modified almost everyone and where a naturally conceived child was a rarity. The genetically imperfect were forced to work in the lowest levels of society. For most students this movie was... [Read more...]

The Connection Between Contraception and Abortion by Sheila St. John

Visitors to our CANFP exhibit often stop and peruse a brochure we offer, perhaps curious as to the answer to the provocative question it poses: What do the Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood,  and Mother Theresa all agree on? They need only read as far as the subtitle to learn, it is the connection... [Read more...]

NFP Lessons: Learned, Lived, Shared by Sheila St. John

“Personally, I’m just glad the school is taking care of it, so I don’t have to” Though the incident was twenty years ago, I vividly recall witnessing a parent (who happened to also be a school board member) stand up and proclaim this at a meeting introducing parents to the new “sex ed”... [Read more...]

Sheila St. John A Lesson on Marriage by Sheila St. John

I recently observed a most beautiful expression of the nature of marriage from the  most unexpected of sources: TV. Specifically, the Butler did it. In the pantry, in conversation with the cook. If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, you know what I am talking about. For everyone else, a little background.... [Read more...]

Sheila St. John Archbishop Cordileone honored with 2015 Calegari Award

Aug. 21 and 22, 2015, 235 people gathered from throughout California (and beyond) at the event center at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco to attend the 13th statewide CANFP Conference MALE AND FEMALE HE CREATED THEM. For those of us attending our 13th of these CANFP State Conferences, the... [Read more...]

Announcing 2015 Calegari Award Recipient by Sheila St. John

The Calegari Award recipient is selected by CANFP in recognition of unique and significant contributions to the people of California, reflecting the vision, insight, and faithful dedication of Fr. Marc Calegari, SJ — advocating for NFP, and the values and principles on which it is based. Archbishop... [Read more...]

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