The family in the Church and the modern world was the subject of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October, 2014 and will be again for the XIV Ordinary General Assembly in Rome from 4-25 October, 2015.  In preparation for the forthcoming Synod, Pope Francis has asked Catholics to reflect with ‘true spiritual discernment’ on the themes relating to marriage and family life that emerged from the Extraordinary Assembly.

The Bishops of England and Wales have published a document to help the faithful reflect and discern on this crucial aspect of Catholic life.  ‘The Call, the Journey and the Mission – An Invitation from the Bishops of England and Wales to Reflect on the Gift of Marriage and Family Life’ offers background information, Scripture passages, quotes from Pope Francis and presents a series of questions to stimulate discussion and response on the key issues.

Please visit www.catholicfamily.org.uk to download a copy or to complete a simple survey visit www.catholicnews.org.uk/reflect-on-marriage-and-family-2015.