Frequently Asked Questions About Our Dinner


FAQ’s:  St. Wenceslaus Culture of Life Dinner

April 28th, 5:15 PM, St. Wenceslaus Parish Hall

On the corner of Davenport and Dodge, Iowa City

Q:   What is the Culture of Life Dinner all about?

A:  It’s an evening we promote the Culture of Life by honoring Pro-Life Practitioners, Educators and Doctors.  Hear incredible witness stories accompanied by great food and conversation! Learn how medical professionals inspire a Culture of Life in their community through the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare™ System (CrMS).  See how couples use this knowledge to plan their family and future as a team! 

Q:   What is the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare™ System (CrMS)?

A:  CrMS is a safe, effective, and morally acceptable method of natural family planning.  It utilizes the observation and charting of biological markers to indicate the times in a woman’s cycle when she is naturally fertile or infertile. Couples then use this information to either achieve or avoid pregnancy with great accuracy and without negative side-effects.  The CrMS is applicable at any stage of a woman’s reproductive life.

Q:   How many Pro-Life Doctors do I have to choose from in the IC/CR/ Waterloo Area? 

A:  There are two prolife doctors in our area who do not prescribe or refer for sterilization, abortion or contraceptives for any reason:  Robert Pranger, MD of Waterloo and Monica Minjeur, DO of Cedar Rapids.  Both are graduates of the FertilityCare Medical Consultant and NaProTECHNOLOGYTM  program at the Pope Paul VI Institute. 

Q:   Where can I learn more about this new method of women’s healthcare?

A:   Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction website is:  Women now have an opportunity to understand and address the causes of infertility and the symptoms from which they suffer thanks to the new women's health science of NaProTECHNOLOGYTM:

Q:   My son and his wife are not Catholic…can non-Catholics use this CrMS health science?

A:  YES!  Two past grant recipients and one of this year’s speakers are non-Catholic and teaching the CrMS to their clients.  Students of all cultures are coming to Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, NE to bring this health science back to their country! The ability to learn about and understand your fertility is a right and is not limited by denomination or religion.

Q:   I am still a student but want to hear why Sister Renee is so excited about CrMS.  May I register?

A:  Yes!  All ages are pre-registering to hear this nationally renowned ethics expert explain why the CrMS is a natural, scientifically standardized approach to family planning and how it stands in stark contrast to the mainstream healthcare options which treat the natural fertility functions of the body like a disorder.

Q:   How much does this dinner cost and is child care available?

A:  There is no charge.  However, to reserve your place, please pre-register and check the “child care” box or call 319-400-5695 for more information about this dinner.

Q:  I’m interested in becoming a Practitioner.  Is there financial assistance available for me?

A:  Yes!  That’s what this dinner is all about:  To hear how CrMS is changing lives, how to apply for Fertility Care Grants, and an opportunity to support our grants!  To meet area doctors, practitioners and teachers who study at Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, who then return home to teach couples this natural method of FertilityCare!

Q:  Are there any Practitioners in this area I can talk to?

A:  Yes!  Michael Schmidt is a CrMS Practitioner intern, and the first in the Iowa City area!  Michael is a 2016 grant recipient and is providing this much needed service to our local community!

 Register for Culture of Life Dinner