"We wish, as Catholic priests, to re-state our unwavering fidelity to the traditional doctrines regarding marriage and the true meaning of human sexuality."
Synod on the Family
Ross Douthat has written an outstanding piece about Pope Francis in The Atlantic. It provides a worthwhile read into an understanding of the forces that have shaped our current pope.
With months to go before October's synod on the family, bishops from around the world are already discussing some of the main topics.
Opinion: The only healthy family, according to the bishops of the world, is one with a wife and a husband. This makes me sorrowful.
The church must have more confidence in the faithful and take greater heed of decisions of conscience, the German Conference of Religious Superiors says.
NCR Today: Which U.S. dioceses are surveying their Catholics to send input to the Vatican for the next Synod of Bishops on the family?
As of Friday morning, 1,100 people have responded to the 20-question survey produced by Catholic Church Reform International.
The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests is asking its members not to answer the synod questions, but instead rank them in importance.
NCR Today: If you found the official survey on family life presented to Catholics difficult to answer, try the survey prepared by Strong Catholic Families.
There are not a lot of options for Catholics whose dioceses are not seeking input for the Vatican's synod questionnaire.