President’s Perspective

Seek the Good by Lynn Keenan, MD

What is good in this journey of life? Lots of things may come to mind, but what are the ultimate treasures in life? God is the source of perfect love and life eternal. On this earth, our truest passions draw us toward love and life. Love of God, love of family, love of friends, love of the one to spend... [Read more...]

Dr. Keenan Theology of the Body: Physician’s Perspective by Lynn Keenan, MD

God created man in his image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good” Gn 1:27 & 31 In the very fabric of our being are lessons that teach us about our loving creator. As Pope Saint John Paul II states... [Read more...]

Stewardship of the Environment by Lynn Keenan, MD

In Laudato Si‘, Pope Francis reflects on the words of Pope Benedict XVI—He observed that the world cannot be analyzed by isolating only one of its aspects, since “the book of nature is one and indivisible”, and includes the environment, life, sexuality, the family, social relations,... [Read more...]

Wake Up Call by Lynn Keenan, MD

Recently a person very dear to me had a potentially serious side effect from the oral contraceptive. She has since quit the Pill, learned to chart, and has a whole new perspective on family planning. Previously she had been quite content with oral contraceptives, as were most of her college friends –-... [Read more...]

Come to the Celebration

It is with great joy and excitement that I invite all to attend our conference this summer in San Francisco: Male and Female He Created Them. Dr. Lynn Keenan, President of CANFP, shown here presenting at the 2015 CANFP conference on Stewardship of the Environment. Her presentation is available on CD... [Read more...]

Dr. Keenan Water and Wine by Lynn Keenan, MD

“Do whatever He says,” Mary tells the servants when the wine had run out—-and after the servants filled the jars to the brim at Jesus request, the good wine was brought forth. The first of Christ’s miracles was the blessing of a wedding feast. He manifested his power to show the unity... [Read more...]

Dr. Golez, Dr. Keenan, Dr. Stigen, Sheila St. John Stewardship of Time? Or a Call to Joy? by Lynn Keenan, MD

Stewardship: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. My life gets busy. Sometimes too busy. And every once in a while, I start to vent, and explain to friends all the things that vie for my time, each project seeming so important, and they will gently try to... [Read more...]

Dr. Gregory Polito Professional Choices by Dr. Gregory Polito

When I launched into private practice I was a practicing Sunday Catholic physician who did not contracept and did not perform vasectomies. However I was also overweight, had never exercised a day in my life, and was not furthering my spiritual development. Shortly thereafter I was “blessed” with... [Read more...]

Dr. Keenan Transforming the Culture of Medicine through Authentic Marriages by Lynn Keenan, MD

We have inspiring articles in this edition of our newsletter, reflecting on the beauty, challenges and blessings of marriage. I hope you will be moved as you read through them, whether it be to strengthen your own marriage, or perhaps to provide much needed encouragement to couples who may be struggling... [Read more...]

What Women Want by Lynn Keenan, MD

A common response from women upon discovering the newer, scientifically advanced forms of natural family planning is “Why haven’t I heard of this before?” Or, upon finding a physician who does not provide contraception and is able to offer the medical applications of NFP, they will commonly say... [Read more...]

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