NZ Bishops want your response to new questionnaire

A questionnaire that is part of the preparation for the next session of the Extraordinary Synod [The Synod on the Family] is available online.

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are inviting people to use the questionnaire as an opportunity to add their “voice” to the global discussion which began last year.

Completed questionnaires must be returned by 9 March.

Responses may be made by individuals or by groups.

Click here for the online questionnaire. Follow the instructions on the Bishops’ Conference website.

A Word version of the questionnaire is also available on the Bishops’ Conference website.

This hard copy version can also be used to respond to the questionnaire. The completed questionnaire can be emailed to Simone Olsen, Communications Adviser,

The fourth session of the Synod takes place October 4-25, 2015.

In an invitation sent to parishes the Bishops said, “We are acutely aware of the many people who in their hearts consider themselves Catholic but are not regularly at Church.”

“Please encourage these family members and friends to participate.”

“Also of particular interest to us are those who see themselves as beyond the Church: perhaps some divorced and remarried, or gay women and men.”

“We urge you to share your experiences through the questionnaire. No-one walks beyond the reach of the Good Shepherd.”


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