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Thank you, your program is wonderful and I appreciate the follow up from you very much.

Father M.
Sacred Heart Parish, Pennsylvania



...has been prepared for the sacrament!


Thank you for the feedback and the work of your ministry!
I am confident that this couple, has been prepared for the sacrament!

Thanks again for your good work!
Deacon J.
St Elizabeth of Hungary, New York



...my appreciation as a priest for the work that you do


Thanks for your email and the obvious and genuine concern that is contained therein. From my discussions with D and A. I am aware of the problems related to pre-Cana. While this merit a much more complete response to your email and the importance of the sacrament, at the moment, the best I can do is this email. In essence, what I will do and what is a typical approach from pastors I know is to simply place a letter in their file for future reference. Should anything occur which would require the attention of the tribunal, the letter will serve as a point of reference and an indication that your voice and role in this did raise concerns.

I do know D’s extended family here in Chicago. They are a good family of immigrant Catholics. A’s family is also an immigrant family, though not Catholic. As you are likely aware, he was just received into the church in April. He speaks very positively about his own experience of RCIA, his prayer life and the importance of his reception into the church. While your concerns are indeed serious, I am relying on my own experience, my knowledge of the family and, of course, as you said so well in your, the grace of the sacrament to sustain them.

As you well know, our young people today face many, many challenges. Please know of my appreciation as a priest for the work that you do. The state of the family in our country and church is a source of anguish for me. I am convinced, as I am sure you are, that the health and well-being of our families is truly the key to our church and our country’s future. As a former high school principal, I have always marveled at the amount of time and effort parents put into selecting a university for their children.

The effort and preparation for a lifetime commitment of marriage almost always pales in comparison.

Again, thank you for your email and good work.

Sincerely in the Lord,
Father B.,
SJ, Catholic Center, IL



I love your program!


Christine and Christian,
I love your program! I am having all my couples preparing for marriage do it!

Thanks again!
Father Austin Titus
Holy Family Parish, NY



Your program is the best


God bless you Christian, your family and your ministry!
I keep sending the couples to you. Your program is the best.

Blessings to you,
Father Bill Breslin
Archdiocese of Denver CO



Very popular and very effective


In our last Deanery meeting, the subject of marriage preparation was discussed. When the various programs being offered currently in the Archdiocese were discussed, there was an overwhelming consensus that the formula offered by Christian and his wife is very popular and very effective. Numerous pastors already recommend their marriage preparation over and above other marriage programs in the Archdiocese.

Father Stephen Siebert
Archdiocese of Denver, CO



I've been hearing enthusiastic things from them about


Sincere appreciation for the work you've done with the couple I sent you. St. James is a small parish with less than a dozen weddings a year. I've been pastor here only a few months and saw the online preCana as probably too-good-to-be true. So I've been most interested in what David and Catherine have experienced. The loss of the face-to-face seems not to be an issue in the age of cyber communications and, having done PreCana since the days when it was just the priest and a couple....then several couples...then married couples assisting...and so on....I feel assured that the necessary content is getting heard and that the couples are truly in critical dialogue with each other on that content, which has always been the bottom line, no matter the format.

There may, strangely, be even more openness absent the face-to-face dialogue; people often are truly more up front when they don't have to face someone in authority, especially those -- and how frequently now -- whose association with the Church has been reduced by the culture in which they live, if not for any specific reasons of disagreement with Church teachings, especially about sexual issues.

I have another couple whom I've referred to Online as well; their marriage is coming up in May and will be taking place in Portugal. Their special circumstances found Online a better-than-nothing choice, but I've been hearing enthusiastic things from them about how the course is going.

So, between these initial exposures, the sanction of so many and significant dioceses, and this final glimpse of your parting dialogue with a couple, I will have a greatly eased conscience about going cyber with this very important part of marriage preparation.

God bless you all in the New Year and prosper the work of your keyboards.

Fr. Ed Windhaus
St. James, PA


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