Pope Francis, Bishop Malooly invite Catholics to answer questions on family life issues


Dear Friends in Christ,

Understanding the many challenges faced by families throughout the world, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, is asking Catholics what they think about the “social and spiritual crisis” impacting family life. I am inviting Catholics, whether active or inactive, in the Diocese of Wilmington to join me in this important conversation by participating in the questionnaire linked below.

The responses will be reflected by a report that each diocese must submit to the Vatican, which may help shape the discussion of next year’s Third Assembly of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, which was convened to focus on “Pastoral Challenges to the Family.”

The first page asks for a little information about you so we can determine how wide the consultation has been. Each set of questions has a separate page. You will need to click through these pages to answer all the questions. You can click back and forth through these pages but once you have submitted your responses you cannot reopen this form.

We’ve added links to the Vatican’s website to those documents referenced in the questionnaire that may be unfamiliar to Catholics. It is not necessary to answer each and every question in the survey in order to submit one’s response, thus allowing one to focus more deeply on particular areas of interest. There is an opportunity at the end of the form to provide your name and contact details, if you so wish.

I appreciate your willingness to take the time to respond to the Holy Father’s inquiry on these important social and pastoral issues.

Sincerely in Our Lord,

Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly

Bishop of Wilmington

Take the survey on the Diocese of Wilmington’s website: