It may well have passed you by, but the bishops of England and Wales issued a second questionnaire related to the two back-to-back Synods on marriage and family life. St Laurence parish organised some awareness-raising and hosted a discussion group to collect useful feedback to pass to the bishops regarding their consultation document.
The responses from all dioceses were all returned to the Bishops’ Conference at Pentecost, and they have spent the intervening time pondering what we, the Body of Christ, had to say.
Before they head to the Synod in Rome (4th-25th October), the bishops have kindly published a summary of the responses they received. It makes for sobering reading, and one hopes that the bishops will take careful note of the voices raised in response to their questions.
We pray that the Holy Spirit will be active at the Synod and that God’s divine will be done in his church.