On the feast of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary, May 31st, 2012,
Agapè Catholic Marriage Preparation received
the Imprimatur
from Bishop Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs.

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Bishop Michael J. Sheridan, Diocese of Colorado Springs
" and the importance of welcoming the engaged and newly married couples in parishes."

SUPPORT FROM Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

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SUPPORT FROM Bishop Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs

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SUPPORT FROM Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B. Former Bishop of Las Cruces

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SUPPORT FROM Judene Indovina, Director of Catholic Identity, Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

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Support from Christopher West,
Best Selling Author, Speaker, Teacher and World-Renowned Expert in Saint John Paul II's Theology of the Body.

March 2nd, 2015
"Here’s a reputable online Marriage Prep program that integrates Theology of the Body and that’s especially helpful for couples who find it difficult to attend the typical marriage prep weekend format. I met the couple behind it years ago. This is worth knowing about."

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Daniel West, Associate Co-Director of Marriage, Family, and Pastoral Care of the Archdiocese of Atlanta

" (CMP), a division of Agape Catholic Ministries, is undoubtedly the best online marriage prep program. 

Having referred many couples to CMP for several years and having read countless of their evaluations, I can attest to the fact that real conversions happen through the program.  CMP instructors understand that because marriage preparation is an occasion in which a couple is open to learning more about Love, they are consequently more open to having an encounter with Christ.  They take full advantage of this opportunity.  Witnessing to the fullness of truth, beauty, and goodness of our Catholic Faith by instruction and by personal example, the engaged couples under their care always receive a high quality sacramental preparation.

I have also found the clergy to be well pleased with CMP.  I have yet to hear from a priest or a deacon who is disappointed with the program.  Priests from various kinds of parishes and backgrounds in the Archdiocese of Atlanta view CMP as a valuable resource in marriage preparation."

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SUPPORT FROM The Diocese of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

Thankful for Catholic Marriage Prep

I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to you and your paper for the exposure and profile your publication has given to the work and apostolate of Christine and Christian Meert  (March 15 Herald) — especially in relation to the effect of their outstanding online marriage preparation program, rooted in Catholic teaching and the liberating vision of authentic sexuality based on man and woman cherishing faithfully and fruitfully the gift of fertility.    

Here in the Archdiocese of Westminster (U.K.). we have officially promoted and encouraged this program as part of the diverse array of marriage prep resources we identify. We have had a very fruitful collaborative and professional working relationship with the Meerts for several years, and Christian was one of our guest speakers for our 40th anniversary celebrations in 2008 of the great encyclical Humanae Vitae.

Given that the current Year of Faith will see the 45th anniversary of the encyclical in July against the backdrop of a new papacy, such articles as yours become absolutely invaluable to the new evangelization and building the culture of life, especially between spouses and future marriages.

May I wish you a blessed Passiontide and joyful Easter.

Edmund P Adamus
Director for Marriage and Family Life
Diocese of Westminster
London, U.K.

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Support from the Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota

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Support from the Diocese of Sacramento, California

Several parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento use the live, four-evening version of the Agape Catholic Marriage Prep program.
Our Diocese also allows engaged couples the option of taking the online version of this same program, and about 10 - 15% of them choose it.
While there are other online marriage prep programs out there, Agape is the only one formally approved by our Diocese because it is not only fully faithful to Catholic teaching on marriage but it also offers each engaged couple a personalized, one-on-one, mentor couple-led learning experience.
Agape CMP sends me a copy of every engaged couple’s evaluation after they complete the program.
Not only are these evaluations uniformly positive but they almost all glow about how excellent the program was and how it exceeded their expectations.
Whether experienced live or online, the Agape CMP program is a gift to our engaged couples and to the Church.

Steve Patton, MA, JD
Family Life Director
Diocese of Sacramento

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