Yesterday, our extraordinary pope made more stunning news.
Several media outlets confirmed that Francis is seeking to poll lay faithful on crucial questions of the Church’s pastoral agenda, including outreach to the gay community and to divorced and separated persons.
The full approach of how this will be administered in the United States isn’t clear, but Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good has decided to get the process started (full disclosure: I am a senior fellow with Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, which sponsors Millennial) .
In preparation for Pope Francis’ 2014 Synod on the Family, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good has created a survey for American Catholics on the state of life within the Church.
Do you have a few minutes to answer some questions? Your responses will be forwarded to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and to the appropriate officials in the Vatican, including the Holy Father himself.
When you’re done, send the survey to a few friends. Let’s get as many people’s opinions as possible.
Pope Francis has made it clear: you are a valued member of the Church. As such, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good promises to do all we can to make sure your voice is heard.
Thank you for everything you do, and have a great weekend.
PS–please consider supporting Millennial and Catholics in Alliance’s efforts. Our work can only be done through your generous contributions.
[UPDATE November 1, 2013 3:01 PM]: Our survey is getting some nice media coverage from National Catholic Reporter and Religion News Service.
[UPDATE November 4, 2013 at 8:31 AM] The survey is now hosted at papalsurvey.com.