In my last parish, some people were involved with this movement. It’s a classic example of a fine effort which is hobbled by a well-meaning name which will permit people to pass over the experience without giving it a try. Plus, I should say that in the seven years my wife and I were in the parish, nobody ever invited us to a meeting.
Marriage Encounter, on the other hand, communicates decently well in two words what the weekends and follow-up are all about.
“Teams of Our Lady” communicates a Marian spirituality to Catholic couples who are “insiders.” To the unaware, it presents simply a Marian spirituality. Period. If I were on the board for ToOL, I would urge a name change. But with nearly seven decades of tradition, I’m sure there would be resistance.
Pope Francis mentioned something the other day about keeping the real Jesus hidden. It’s a challenge when our message, when the message of Jesus, is disguised.