BACOLOD City, April 6, 2013—The San Sebastian Cathedral of Bacolod diocese has launched on March 31 the San Sebastian Family and Life Center in an effort to provide natural family planning services to married couples.
The NFP services are the Center’s response to the growing need among Catholic couples who would like to follow the Catholic teachings on Family Planning.
The Diocese of Bacolod has, for years, been in the forefront against the RH Law, The Diocese believed that artificial methods of contraception, particularly the use of pills and other contraceptives, are harmful to the health of mothers since there are cases that showed adverse side effects such as cancer among those who are using these.
On moral grounds, artificial contraception is against God’s will since it does not follow the natural law and does not respect the integrity of personhood. The rampant availability and use of artificial methods of contraception can eventually lead to the unraveling of the moral fabrics of Filipino society, the degradation of women as “sex objects” and the destruction of the family.
As alternative to these artificial methods of contraception, the San Sebastian Family and Life Center would provide Marriage and Family Counseling so as to have an integrated approach to Family Planning according to the Teachings of the Catholic Church.
The Center will conduct individual coaching, group teaching and teachers’ training for scientifically proven and effective Natural Planning Methods.
Married couples are invited to visit the San Sebastian Family and Life Center from Tuesday to Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm; and Sunday 9 to 11 am or they may contact for appointment and inquiries the following numbers: 09173011625, 09173275955, 09238476167, 09212749230, 09071085765. (Fr. Mickey Cardenas)