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The National Institute for the Family is a Catholic research and development organization.

Dr. Lauri Przybysz, Dr. John Przybysz, and Fr. Donald Conroy make up the Executive Team of NIF.  We offer consultation, program design, resources, and partnership opportunities for family life ministry across the lifespan. 

We embrace the mission of the family expressed by Pope Francis:

“The family is thus an agent of pastoral activity through its explicit proclamation of the Gospel and its legacy of varied forms of witness, namely solidarity with the poor, openness to a diversity of people, the protection of creation, moral and material solidarity with other families, including those most in need, commitment to the promotion of the common good and the transformation of unjust social structures, beginning in the territory in which the family lives, through the practice of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.” All this is an expression of our profound Christian belief in the love of the Father."         (The Joy of Love, 2015, #290)

The National Institute for the Family (NIF) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization committed to establishing grassroots initiatives that will bring about a global change for the good of families and support sustainable and regenerative approaches to life, community, and the environment.

NIF is a member of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers. Our other current collaborations include:

·         The Grandmothers’ Corp

·         The Lord’s Day Alliance

·         The International Confederation of Christian Family Movements

·         Catholics For Family Peace Education and Research Initiative

·         Christian Family Movement-USA


Fr. Donald Conroy, Executive Director,                                                

1200 Varnum Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017                           

dconroy@comcast.net, 202-302-1339

Executive Team: Drs. John and Lauri Przybysz                                  

drsprzy@verizon.net, 410-544-6238