Resources for Clergy to help bring light into the darkness
For homily helps , you can check download a pulpit script here and this article from healing the culture website. More resources on the USCCB website can be found by clicking here. Lifeissues is mainly concerned with publishing thoughtful articles directly related to issues raised in Evangelium Vitae.
§ The FertiltyCare Centers around the world can help connect you with, educators, practitioners and medical consultants. The FCCA website www.fertilitycare.org/ does have North American centers, Latin American, and some Africa. The FCCE (Europe) website is helpful as well fcce.naprobaby.ie/ For Australia or Oceana near Australia www.fertilitycare.com.au/
§ A Preachable Message is designed to help clergy preach about the sometimes difficult topic of natural family planning. This book features an introduction by Cardinal Timothy Dolan and offers ideas from bishops and priests throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. For additional information, please check http://www.catholiclane.com/a-preachable-message-the-dynamics-of-preaching-nfp/ The first part of this book contains interviews with priests who do preach on NFP and who want to reassure their fellow clergy that these fears are unfounded. In general, the message of NFP is well-received and bears fruit in happier marriages.
As Archbishop Charles Chaput shares, “They will find that the Lord gives them the strength to communicate this teaching in the right way, to speak it clearly. And I believe they will be astonished at the response that such preaching generates in the lives of the faithful.” Priests shouldn’t worry that if they preach this message that they will lose people. Instead they should worry that “if priests don’t preach the Church’s message about contraception, heaven loses people. . . . Should we stop teaching the truth because it is difficult? Of course not.”