Bishop Rotich urges the use of Natural Family Planning

nfpVice Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – Family Life National Office (NFP), Bishop Alfred Rotich has said that there is the need to restore sexual sanity and morality to give marriage and family their rightful place and dignity. He was speaking at the weekend in Nairobi, during the African Regional Conference on Families. Bishop Rotich added that there is no better method of family planning than NFP for the 21st century and beyond.

He emphasised that through NFP, society is assured of strengthening the institution of marriage, building up the human family, and nurturing children. “NFP is a method that respects the dignity of man, woman and life.” He said.

The Bishop emphasised that the greatest benefit of NFP is that it calls for the same traits that are fundamental for marriage as a whole noting that, any teaching of NFP is always within the context of enhancing the marriage. NFP strengthens family bonds, promotes responsible parenthood as well as the respect for temporal life from conception to natural death.

“Any method of child spacing that fails to see that children are a gift from God is wrong. It is important to delight in the reality that children are indeed a gift of the Lord” Bishop Rotich said.

The African Regional Conference on Families brought together about 200 participants from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, USA and Rome to deliberate on the issues affecting the family.

(Rose Achiego in Nairobi)

Source: Vatican Radio

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