Canon 788§3 - The Catechumenate
It is the responsibility of the conference of bishops to issue statutes by which the catechumenate is regulated; these statutes are to determine what things are to be expected of catechumens and define what prerogatives are recognized as theirs.
Complementary Norm: In accord with canon 788§3, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops decrees that the National Statutes for the Catechumenate should govern the catechumenate in the United States.
Approved: General Meeting, November 1986
Reviewed: Holy See (Congregation for Divine Worship), Letter from Apostolic Pro-Nuncio (Prot. No. 2757/88/4) July 1988
Promulgated: Memorandum to All Bishops, July 22, 1988