Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Joy of God's Plan


Last night I was at Westminster Cathedral Hall for the launch of "The Joy of God's Plan", a new DVD on fertility awareness produced by the Good Counsel Network in Luton and the Catholic Truth Society (CTS). I didn't get any usable photos so I've pinched this one from Fr Tim's blog.

Archbishop Kevin introduced the DVD by giving an excellent presentation on selfless love. People very much appreciated the fact that he gave a theological talk rather than simply and encouraging 'ferverino'.

The Cathedral Hall was packed with lots of people standing at the back. It was good to see people of all ages there to celebrate what one person on the DVD referred to as the Church's 'best kept secret'.

In our parish we always promote Natural fertility Awareness. There is an advert for it each week in our newsletter and we always dedicate part of our marriage preparation course to it. One of our young parishioners is now a trained NFA teacher. Nicole Parker (nee Syed) says she has a stready stream of clients from this parish.

As a priest, it is a special joy for me to see how discovering Natural Fertility Awareness has transformed the relationship many of our couples have. An element of selfishness is removed, there is a new depth of communication, of consideration. A new joy and a new, more profound love. I hope the DVD will be a source of inspiration to many more young couples in the Church.

1 comment:

Sophie said...

Hi, can I draw your attention to the new website of the publishers, The Catholic Truth Society (CTS). There is a new link also.

www.cts-online.org.uk

It’s got some downloadable publications on it, plus it’s got a great range of Catholic books, an archive of vatican documents, DVDs and other things.

We’d appreciate if you could review it in your blog,Southwark Vocations.

Thanks, Sophie (CTS)