25/10/2013 4:51 pm
The Lineamenta - or preparatory document - for the 2014 extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops on the family gives more information on the Vatican meeting that will examine the "Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context Of Evangelization".
You can download the document as a PDF using the link in the top right-hand corner of this page.
Here's a summary of the contents of the Lineamenta.
The online Synod consultation has now Closed. However some of our dioceses are still accepting responses to the Holy See's family questionnaire. These Diocese can be found at Diocesan Contacts.
You can also look back on the last Synod of Bishops meeting on the family held in 1980 that resulted in the document Familiaris Consortio.
This is the preparatory document - or Lineamenta - for the extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops that will focus on family life. It takes place at the Vatican between 5-19 October 2014.