Archdiocese of Philadelphia Consultation of the Clergy and Faithful
for the 2014 Synod of Bishops in Rome
Pope Francis has called for an Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in October 2014 on the theme, The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. The General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops, following a practice that typically anticipates every Synod, invites consultation on this topic to assist with its preparations. A Preparatory Document has been issued by the Holy See to initiate this consultation along with a series of questions. Archbishop Chaput, in an effort to provide an opportunity for the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to engage in this consultation in as wide a manner as possible has authorized the use of this instrument for local participation.
The clergy and faithful are asked to read the complete Preparatory Document, or its summary, on the archdiocesan website and then answer any or all of the questions that follow by visiting: