Deanna Johnston, the director of family life for the Diocese of Tyler, said she is in favor of a longer marriage preparation, but emphasized that it cannot just be the diocese handing couples a checklist of things to do for 12 months.
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English shepherd offered advice for how parishes can help engaged couples to embrace the Church’s vision.
Priests, theologians and lay pastoral workers respond to comments suggesting priests lack experience to offer programs for engaged couples.
Some parishes, dioceses and the U.S. bishops’ conference are starting to respond to Pope Francis and the synod’s call to reform marriage preparation.
Francis told parish priests that good preparation isn’t limited to a few courses, but extends to the first few years after marriage.
Talked about by two synods on the family, a new form of marriage formation is finally making headway in the Church, with a boost from Pope Francis.