In October 2014, Pope Francis will convene an extraordinary general assembly of the Synod of Bishops to discuss Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization. In preparation for the Synod, the Holy See has asked bishops throughout the world to respond to a series of questions, following consultation with others in their dioceses. Archbishop Kurtz is consulting with a variety of groups, including the Priests’ Council, the Pastoral Council of the Archdiocese (made up of parish council chairs), a panel of experts in the field of marriage and family and the broader Catholic community through an online questionnaire.
You are invited to respond to the online questionnaire by visiting www.archlou.org/synod-questions. These questions from the Holy See are intended to collect experiences and perspectives in proclaiming and living the Gospel of the Family in a credible manner. All who complete this questionnaire are asked to first read the introduction to it; a link will be included. The survey will close at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.