A VATICAN SURVEY ON MARRIAGE: WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE!
The US Bishops are asking as many people as possible to respond to the Vatican survey on marriage and family life to help prepare for an October 2014 meeting in Rome of the Synod of Bishops on the topic: Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.
The Preparatory Document summarizes the Church’s teaching on marriage and family, citing Sacred Scripture, Vatican II, the Catholic Catechism, and some key documents written by past popes. The questionnaire seeks input from clergy, religious and laity to help define the state of marriage and family life. The survey also asks for statistical data and for a comparison of the Church’s teaching with the practice in the local culture.
You can respond to the questionnaire, either by following this link to an electronic survey instrument (English | Español) or by submitting your responses in writing (as legibly as possible). Your electronic or written response to the Office of Marriage & Family Life in Oakland is due no later than FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013.