The Holy Father has called an Extra-Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (5-19 October, 2014) with the theme “Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization“. Following a normal synod procedure, a set of questions (lineamenta) has been issued to get views of Catholics, ordained and lay, on the sub-themes in order to formulate a working document (instrumentum laboris) for the synod. These need to reach the Synod Council before their February meeting.
The urgency of the matter requires that each arch/diocese conduct a survey (using these questions) in the most practical, urgent and expedient manner suitable to it. The results will be submitted to the Conference by the end of January for collation of a common report to the Synod Council.
Here is the questionnaire – Download PDF
For further enquiries and your own arch/diocesan process, please contact your parish priest.
Parish priests and people to please consult this document and send findings to the Archbishop by January, 6, 2014.
Individual reports can also be sent.