Theresa Notare

Assistant Director, NFP Program, USCCB

Theresa Notare is the Assistant Director for the Natural Family Planning Program at the Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She has served as a Delegate for the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations and represented the Holy See at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (2013). Theresa also represented the USCCB at the World Congress on the Family in 2009 and 2012. Theresa received her Ph.D. in Catholic Church History from The Catholic University of America, her M.A. in Church History and Theology, specializing in Ecumenical Church History, from the Pacific School of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, and her B.A. magna cum laude in Religious Studies from Montclair State College. Theresa is responsible for supporting the American Catholic dioceses in their efforts to create or strengthen Natural Family Planning (NFP) ministry.  With expertise in Church teaching on human sexuality, marriage, conjugal love and responsible parenthood, and NFP, Theresa speaks around the country on those topics and has appeared on EWTN and Catholic radio. She is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and pastoral resources related to sexuality, fertility, and faith.


Presentation Topics:

Catholic teaching on human sexuality, marriage, conjugal love, responsible parenthood and the methods of Natural Family Planning

Various topics from Catholic Church history: role of women; history of the sacrament of marriage; role of the laity.

Prayer and ministry

The first phase of the modern sexual revolution