President’s Perspective

NFP Teacher: AKA Miracle Worker by Lynn Keenan, MD

This edition of CANFNEWS is a celebration of NFP teachers! Teaching the method is itself a great gift, but sometimes I think it is just the tip of the iceberg of the impact these teachers have on our culture. The NFP teacher does so much more than impart facts. They share a personal relationship, supporting... [Read more...]

How to Love Everyone by Sean Kerr

In today’s world it is becoming easier to distance ourselves from those we come into contact with. As society grows, as we get older, and even as technology improves, we find ourselves in contact with more and more people, leading to a subconscious necessity to dehumanize strangers. This saves... [Read more...]

Start the Ripple by Lynn Keenan, MD

In the Clergy Corner section of www.canfp.org, Fr Clifton does an excellent job laying out the basis for understanding natural law, and how it applies to contraception. Articles by Sr. Vandegaer and others demonstrate some of the harms that can come to society when the natural law is broken with widespread... [Read more...]

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...]

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