Aparecida 437c: Pastoral Proposals Involving Sacramental Preparation For Marriage

The Aparecida bishops give their people fourteen proposals for ministries to the family. Number three involves sacramental preparation:

c) Renew remote and proximate preparation for the sacrament of Matrimony and family life with pedagogical itineraries of faith.(Cf. Pontifical Council for the family, Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage, 19, May 13, 1996; Familiaris Consortio 66)

Proposals I’ve seen usually advocate preventative measures, mostly along the cohabitation/divorce spectrum. The chief itinerary for the Aparecida bishops is evangelization, living out the faith to the fullest. In this context, how does marriage and family support this?

For deeper examination, an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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