Medellin, Colombia, Jul 15, 2022 / 16:41 pm
Archbishop Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo of Medellín called for the implementation of the "catechumenal itineraries for married life" proposed by the Vatican, including a yearlong phase beginning with a commitment rite and then a few months of more immediate preparation.
In an article posted on the website of the Colombian Bishops’ Conference, the archbishop referred to the June 15 "Catechumenal Itineraries for Married Life" of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family, and Life.
This document, Tobón noted, offers an itinerary "designed to help young people understand and celebrate the sacrament and to encourage spouses in their married life."
The prelate explained that the "catechumenate for marriage" in its first phase "should last about a year and begin with a 'commitment rite.' The second phase should include a few months of more immediate preparation and a pre-wedding retreat."