Pope Francis has invited parishioners from every diocese in the world, including the Archdiocese of Melbourne, to participate in a worldwide Catholic questionnaire on the many challenges facing the family today. It covers: faith in family life, marriage, divorce, annulment, same sex unions, natural family planning and the participation in sacraments as part of family life. Attached is a summary we have made of the questions to help us in the consultation which Pope Francis has set up.
Please take home the sheet of questions and return your responses next Sunday 1 December. All replies will be collated and sent to the Melbourne Archdiocesan Office for Life, Marriage and the Family.
If you wish to read the original nine pages of questions, you may visit http://www.cam.org/synod. This is the first time a pope has consulted every fellow Catholic. Let us take up the opportunity.