Michael O’Loughlin is a writer based in Washington, DC. He’s written for National Catholic Reporter, America, Foreign Policy  and the Advocate, and he has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC.

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Additional Vatican synod survey reports tell similar stories

Since our last story on which dioceses reached out to the laity on family issues, readers and diocesan officials have reached out to say they took part, too.

Some US dioceses report results of questionnaire

Of the almost 200 Catholic dioceses in the United States, just over a third were given the opportunity to respond to the Vatican's questionnaire for the synod on the family.