Posts Tagged ‘Vatican survey’

Under 30 and would like to have your say about the Catholic church?

Monday, August 14th, 2017
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1400 people between the age of 16 to 29 years have so far responded to the invitation from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops to say what they think about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey. “It’s really heartening to see so many who want to be involved and have their Read more

Filipino cardinal shocked at Vatican family survey responses

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

A cardinal who will run a session of October’s synod on the family says he is shocked at responses to a Vatican questionnaire on the topic. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila told the Catholic News Service he found the responses “shocking, if I am allowed to use that word”. “Shocking because almost in all Read more

Irish bishops issue statement on Vatican survey findings

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Ireland’s bishops have issued a public statement about the local results of the Vatican survey on family life, in a reversal of a previous decision. The bishops acknowledged that Church teaching can sometimes be a challenge, with some respondents seeing the teaching “as disconnected from real-life experience”. Continue reading   Related Posts:Ireland’s bishops plan synod Read more

Bishops’ decision not to publish Vatican survey findings criticised

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

A British bishop has criticised a decision by his confreres not to publish the findings of a Vatican survey about the family. Bishop Tom Burns of Menevia said the UK bishops should publish the findings of the survey. It asked questions on cohabitation, contraception and same-sex marriage. This is in the interests of transparency, he Read more

Synod survey results call Church’s sexual morality ‘merciless’

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Church teachings on sexual morality are either unknown or rejected as heartless. These are the initial findings in Germany and Switzerland to the Vatican’s worldwide survey, that found most Catholics in these countries dispute Church teaching on birth control, premarital sex, gay sex and banning divorced people from remarrying in the church. The German bishops said Read more

Studies of US Catholics provide insight on synod questions

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Amid the scramble to gather new data ahead of next October’s synod on the family, a question arises: Will church officials incorporate the wealth of insights collected in recent decades by researchers inside and outside the US church? In late October, the Vatican sent to national bishops’ conferences a preparatory document and questionnaire for the Read more