Archbishop Ziyaye calls on Catholics to use natural birth control methods

Archbishop Tarcizius Ziyaye of the Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Lilongwe has encouraged the church’s faithful to use natural planning methods saying there are many benefits than using contraception or highly effective methods like sterilization, the pill, or the intrauterine device (IUD).

Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye with the members

Many Malawian women have  of late been shunning natural family
planning methods opting for pills a thing which continues to cause
consternations  among married men.

Speaking when members of the Catholic Family Movement visited his
residence on Thursday to wish him Merry Christmas, Ziyaye said natural
family planning methods need to be encouraged because they can negate
the negative effects many women are facing by using unnatural methods
like pills.

He said. “We need to encourage the faithful to continue using the
natural family planning methods because the benefits are immense. The
problems we are now encountering is that families are copying
everything from ‘wherever’ putting the `existence’ of marriage to a
high risk.

“We need to educate all the parishioners to go natural
instead of exotic because at the end of the day it is the family that

Ziyaye also hailed parishioners in Lilongwe for being dedicated to the
work of God by contributing to the growth of the church through their

“Just recently Msamba Parish managed to raise about K4 million which
is not a mean achievement. We want the laity to take this example and
also help in the growth of the church especially now when assistance
from outside Malawi is very  negligible. We need to contribute more so
that we are able to meet the demands the Church is facing on a daily,”
said Ziyaye.

Chaplain for the CFM in the Diocese Father Chipalamwazani said the
Catholic Family Movement (CFM) has been very vibrant in the diocese
and its members are contributing immensely to the growth of the

“We are always indebted to your guidance and advice and this is the
reason why (CFM) has grown and continues to grow. We always work as a
team and we encourage our members to follow natural family planning
methods because there are no side effects. In fact during the just
recently held Lilongwe ‘AGM’ that was the main theme and I was in
charge of that session,” he explained.

CFM Head for Lilongwe Diocese Francis Namulu wished the Archbishop
well during the festive period and assured him that CFM  will always
strive to make a huge difference in the parish because family is
central to the growth and expansion of any institution including the

“As CFM we will always make sure that we are in forefront in almost
everything that happens in the church. These days family is facing a
lot of hurdles and is imperative upon us to make a difference and try
as much as possible bring more families closer to God. If family
collapse then there can never be a nation,” said Namulu.

He  also promised the Arch-Bishop to take the natural planning message
to all the parishes in the central region and beyond so that many
families benefit.

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3 years ago

How the hell do you jump out of a speeding car

3 years ago

What does an unmarried Archbishop know about marriage and family life? Does he have to struggle to raise a family? The Catholic Church is out of touch with reality and lives in another dimension. Its teachings have little relevance to everyday life.

Word of Advise
Word of Advise
3 years ago

Sorry Archbishop
Natural ways is difficult. I forgive you coz you are a Father a do not have the experience. Amai akati uyutu ndiwangozi just know natural methods overpowered.

3 years ago
Reply to  Word of Advise

It does not take one to be mentally disordered to treat psychic person anyway. In fact what the Archbishop is saying is absolutely true, God didn’t create human to be reproductive all the time, meaning there are days a woman can conceive and those cannot, the unfertile days come in well designed days for married couples to naturally play sex without conception. God designed sex between married couples with a purpose. The role of a priest is that of Christ Himself therefore for the Bishop who is a priest that ought to be married is not on. If we deny… Read more »

3 years ago

Natural methods like what?

3 years ago

We don’t need this medieval lecturing from unmarried men who do not know what getting pregnant means to women. Isn’t it IRONICAL – men in robes who are not supposed to have SEX telling us to depend on natural methods which, in fact, have got high risk of pregnancy. I am Catholic but I don’t listen to such drivel from priests. FOTSEKI.

Emarire vava
Emarire vava
3 years ago

Ansembe timakulemekezani koma nkhani ya ma banjidwe musamalowerere simudziwa mmene zimakomera zinthuzi, kupatula ansembe ena ali ndi zibwenzi mmakukamu.
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Did shawa shawa
3 years ago
Reply to  Emarire vava

I believe the ones commenting are not Catholics. Remember, in our religion priests can play advisory role as well. If you have no comment just remain quite.

3 years ago

Am a Catholic and HATE this advisory NONSENSE and SHIT from priests. They have no authority to advise us on sex and pregnancy. Natural methods have left many women suffering and eventually children being born in poverty, unloving marriages as well as relationships. I have never seen the Pope or my priest help me or any other Catholic RAISE children. The Catholic Church does not give us money to raise children. So let the Bishop and priests SHUT THE FUCK UP.

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