At the conclusion of the October 2014 Synod of Bishops on the topic, The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization, Pope Francis made public the Relatio Synodi, which summarized and concluded the synod’s work. The Holy Father directed that this document would serve as the Lineamenta for the October 2015 XIV Ordinary General Assembly, on the topic, The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World.
The Lineamenta includes a series of questions designed to gauge how the document has been received and to generate an in-depth examination of the work started during the October 2014 Synod. Along with the Lineamenta, the results of this consultation will serve as the starting point for the October 2015 Synod.
The Archdiocese of Hartford, in faithful service to the Holy Father and the spirit of the Lineamenta, invites you to participate in this consultation by completing an online survey at the link below. Do not feel that you have to answer every question. You may choose to focus on those relating to a particular area of expertise or experience, and you may skip questions that you do not feel qualified to answer.
This survey is intended to be a prayerful reflection and response to challenges facing family life. A brief overview of the Synod of Bishops on the family and evangelization is available from the USCCB.
Link to USCCB: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/2014-2015-synods-of-bishops-on-the-family.cfm
Link to Lineamenta Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AOHLineamenta