See this online text:

  • “How to Talk About the Use and Abuse of Natural Family Planning: The Importance of Accuracy in Translation and in Description”, by Kevin E. Miller, Ph.D., The Linacre Quarterly, Vol. 79, No. 4 (November 2012): pp. 393-408. (© 2012 by the Catholic Medical Association). Available in pdf format at Taylor & Francis Online. May be read online at the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

See also the following related text(s) on the ethics of natural family planning:

  • “Anthropological Differences between Contraception and Natural Family Planning”, by Richard J. Fehring and William Kurz, S.J., Life and Learning, Vol. X (2000): 237-264. Available in pdf format through the Table of Contents of Life and Learning X – 2000 at University Faculty for Life.
  • “Contraceptive Mentality and Natural Family Planning”, by Marie A. Connelly and Mary K. Daly. May be read online at the University of Notre Dame. [Note: According to Notre Dame Right to Life, this was a paper presented at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture’s 2011 Fall Conference, “Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism”.]
  • “Theological Reflections on Natural Family Planning”, by Rev. Donald McCarthy, Ph.D., The Linacre Quarterly, Vol. 45: No. 4, Article 9 (November 1978): pp. 375-382. Available in pdf format on this page of Marquette University.

See also the following related text(s) concerning large families:

  • Allocution to the Italian Association of Large Families”, by the Venerable Pope Pius XII, January 20, 1958. Under the title “The Large Family”, from The Pope Speaks (Spring 1958), it may be read online on this page of Catholic Culture. Excerpts of the address may be found in “Family”, a collection of statements of the magisterium, on this page of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
  • “The Gift of Children: A Statement by Evangelicals and Catholics Together”, November 2019, signed by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, George Weigel, Hans Boersma, Peter J. Leithart, Matthew Levering, &c. (©First Things). May be read online on this page of First Things. [Caution: Readers without adequate theological formation are advised to avoid this statement, as it incorporates Evangelical Protestant error, including reservations on the sinfulness of contraception].
  • “Large Families Are the Hope of Society”, by Pope Francis, translated by Junno Arocho Esteves. Address to the Italian Association of Large Families, December 28, 2014 (© Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2014). May be read online on this page of Catholic Culture.

See also the following related text(s) on population policy and childless societies:

  • Address to the United Nations Organization, by Pope Paul VI, 4 October 1965, Paths to Peace p.2-6. (© Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana). May be read online at the Holy See.
  • “Increasing Childlessness in Europe: Time Trends and Country Differences”, by Anneli Miettinen, Anna Rotkirch, Ivett Szalma, Annalisa Donno, and Maria-Letizia Tanturri, Families and Societies Working Paper Series 33 (2015). Available in pdf format at Families and Societies. [Note: This does not appear to be written by Catholic Christians, but is valuable in view of its identification of the link between childless societies and the individualism.]
  • “Our Messed-Up, Dog-Loving, Childless Culture”, by Msgr. Charles Pope, 13 December 2014 (© Copyright Aleteia SAS). May be read online on this page of Aleteia and on this page of Catholic Culture.
  • “Population Policy: The Moral Dimension”, by Msgr. James T. McHugh, International Review of Natural Family Planning, Vol. IV, No. 3 (Fall 1980): pp. 213-223. Available in pdf format at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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“Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.” (Psalm cxxvii, 3)