Catholics Described as Eager to Give their Input for Vatican Survey

Published on Dec 15th, 2013 by Austin Keith | 0
 
The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, called by Pope Francis for next October in Rome, is drawing great interest from everyday Catholics, many of whom are anxious to weigh in on questions the Vatican has sent out in preparation for the session. The main purpose of this meeting is to discuss various pastoral challenges to consider when ministering to families today.
 
In preparing for the conference, representatives of the Holy Father have asked bishops throughout the world to develop a survey for the people of their regions, based on several topics that will be addressed at the meeting. The survey is being made available to as many participants as possible. Each country and region will then provide a summary of its results and forward them to Rome for discussion in October. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will send its summary to Rome in January 2014.
 
Bishop Felipe J. Estévez is encouraging Catholics of the Diocese of St. Augustine to participate in the survey.
 
The survey is anonymous and your honest input is appreciated. In addition, this survey has been designed so that you can forward it to family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors and others who might not have easy access to it. This includes those who might attend Mass occasionally or perhaps not at all.
 
Please take a few moments to complete the survey below. For responses to be included in the summary sent to Rome, you must complete the questionnaire by Dec. 16. The questionnaire, adapted by the Diocese of St. Petersburg and kindly shared with us, will remain open until Jan. 31 for those who still wish to submit feedback to the diocese.
 

Survey in English

 

Survey in Spanish

Photo: Pope Francis walks through St. Peters Square at the Vatican, Dec. 4, 2013. (CNS Photo/Paul Haring)

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