Tag: Extraordinary Synod On The Family

We Are Quite Capable Of Pleasing God

Saturday evening I celebrated Mass at St. Brenden’s in Jeffrey City.  Two families are the primary members of this mission.  Jeffrey City is the community that in its glory days was home to around 5,000 people with a uranium mine serving as the economic driver.  Once the mine closed back in the 1980’s, the community quickly dwindled to a very small population. The present church of St. Brenden’s was build about the time the mine closed, but services have been held at St. Brenden’s for many years prior to this present church.  At this time, it […]

Survey Complete for Extraordinary Synod on Family in Context of Evangelization

As a follow up to an earlier entry on this blog, I would like to give a brief response of thanks to those who completed the survey in preparation for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in October of 2014. Again, the bishops of the world were asked for their input and personal responses to the survey questions.  At the same time, we were requested to make a broad consultation as a part of our response to the survey.  Between those who completed the online survey and those who completed a hard-copy, we received well […]

In Preparation For 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Input Sought From the Faithful

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Recently, bishops around the world learned that our Holy Father, Pope Francis has called an Extraordinary Synod for next October, 2014.  The theme for this gathering will be: Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.  In 2015, the Vatican will convene a follow-up assembly that will seek to develop “guidelines in the pastoral care of the person and the family.” As a preparation for this Extraordinary Synod, a preparatory document was developed to assist local bishops in gathering input from the faithful of his […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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