As of noon eastern time, members of several progressive Catholic organizations were holding a press conference in Baltimore. The purpose: encouraging the U.S. bishops to consult and dialogue with the laity on important issues. We have the pope at our back on this one:
In preparation for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family to be held Oct. 5-19, 2014, the Vatican has asked national bishops’ conferences around the world to seek the opinions of Catholics on a number of church teachings including contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce. Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops, asked the bishops’ conferences to commence a survey “immediately as widely as possible to deaneries and parishes so that input from local sources can be received.”
Parishes. Local input. That means us. That means you.
And there’s an app for that. Or at least a survey. So go take the survey, and read all the details, at:
(h/t Call To Action Facebook page)