“Catechumenal pathways for married life”. Pastoral Guidelines for Local Churches is an initiative of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year and responds to the Holy Father’s desire to offer new paths for preparation for the sacrament of marriage.
The Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life has prepared the document which offers pastors, married couples and all those who work in family pastoral care a renewed vision and methodology of preparation for the sacrament of marriage and for all married life, in all the stages of the sacramental journey: the times of preparation for marriage, of its celebration and of the following years, especially when the spouses could go through crises and moments of discouragement.
“The concern of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life” comments Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect, “is to convey to the bishops, family pastoral workers and educators, the Holy Father’s invitation to seriously rethink preparation for marriage as a continuous accompaniment before and after the sacramental rite. A competent and concrete closeness, made up of ties between families that support each other”.