In his letter to young people on the occasion of the presentation of the Preparatory Document of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 2018 with the theme "Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment"), Pope Francis invited young people to be heard:
“The Church also wishes to listen to your voice, your sensitivities and your faith; even your doubts and your criticism. Make your voice heard, let it resonate in communities and let it be heard by your shepherds of souls. St. Benedict urged the abbots to consult, even the young, before any important decision, because ‘the Lord often reveals to the younger what is best’ (Rule of St. Benedict, III, 3).”
He concludes, “My brother bishops and I want even more to ‘work with you for your joy' (2 Cor 1:24).”
Bishop Deeley now invites you to take part in this important undertaking as the Church seeks out the voice of her young people to assist in visioning for the future.
The goal of this survey is to provide young people, ages 16 to 29, with the opportunity to share a little about themselves and what they’d like to say to the Church about her relationship with them. Results from the survey will be correlated and provided to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for a report to be submitted to the Vatican in time for the Synod of Bishops.
Please answer the following questions honestly and specifically. Thank you for allowing us to listen!