"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Mass Chat: The Vatican Survey

Pastoral Challenges to the Family In the Context of Evangelization

The Vatican survey was distributed at Mass this weekend.  The introduction seems rather long, and the questions may seem complex for the average person.  The responses are supposed to be limited to so many words, although I'm sure some people will need to write essays in response to each topic, which makes me wonder who will review all those responses?  As it stands, it will mean a lot of reading and data.

It's fine if people want to do it.  It's nice the Vatican is interested. 

I think I'll pass.

Besides - the web site address on the handouts must be wrong - I can't pull up the document - I can get the Australian site, the U.K. site, as well as other parish sites - but not 'our' site.  Links to other interested parties sponsoring the survey also pop up:
This project is sponsored by the following members of Catholic Organizations for Renewal (COR):
American Catholic Council
Call To Action
Federation of Christian Ministries/Roman Catholic Faith Community Council in the Church
New Ways Ministry
Roman Catholic Womenpriests
Southeastern Pennsylvania Women’s Ordination Conference
Voice of the Faithful
Women’s Ordination Conference

Co-sponsored by:
Catholic Church Reform
Fortunate Families
WATER: Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual 

I have my doubts as to how informative the survey results will be. 


  1. We didn't see anything like it, at our Mass. Who did this "distributing"?

  2. It was at my parish in So. Minneapolis.

  3. Now that I see the sponsor list, I understand why it wasn't at my parish; guy across the street doesn't approve of them.

    1. The sponsor list wasn't attached to the survey they handed out at Mass, it was attached to another site which offered the same survey.

      Why do I try? I just don't know.


    2. Nan, we both know what is going in. Someone used the Holy Mass for political purposes. It angers me that they come into Mass with this.


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