When the Vatican announced its survey ahead of the Synod of Bishops, the bishops of England and Wales were the first in the world to put it online.
March 14-27, 2014
Irish bishops have come in for sharp criticism after deciding they will not publish the results of the Vatican survey on the family.
Editor's note: When I read Michael O'Loughlin story on how the U.S. bishops responded to the Vatican's synod questionnaire, I wasn't too surprised.
Soul Seeing: I was a tourist in India in 2006, brought by accident to an orphanage run by Salesian sisters. What I saw changed my life.
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.
In her memoir City of God, Sara Miles suggests religion is not so much about belief in doctrine or right behavior, but hunger and desire for abundant life.