Pastoral Challenge to the Family in the Context of Evangelization

Fr. Gerard Whelan, SJ

 

Abstract: The theme of this issue of Women’s Voice this month, listed in my title, is that same as the theme of Extraordinary Synod of Bishops that will be held in October of this year. As most readers will know, Pope Francis has requested that a questionnaire be sent out to all the dioceses of the world consulting all the faithful on issues that appertain to this theme. I am proud to witness that WUCWO members have been active in responding to this questionnaire. It is not for me to pre-empt a full analysis of the responses to the questionnaires that have been arriving into our General Secretariat or, for that matter, the deliberations of the forthcoming Synod. However, I have heard some first impressions of what our WUCWO responses are like and I formulate the following three points in response to what I have heard...