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Vatican’s New Document Welcomes ‘Marriage Catechumenate’

Bernice and Gerardo Robledo say they have been blessed by the formation they received prior to receiving the sacrament of matrimony following their civil marriage.

The Holy See’s 97-page instruction endorsed by Pope Francis outlines how marriage formation is to be based on the baptismal catechumenate, but some U.S. dioceses and parishes are already well on their way.