Instrumentum Laboris: What We Need to Know

It’s likely that we’ll begin hearing soon from the mainstream media on today’s release of Instrumentum Laboris (working document) for the 3rd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (to be held October 5-19). Since this document deals with survey results on several culturally significant marriage and family topics, we may get a fair amount of “spin” on the information contained within the document itself.

To bring ourselves us to speed on what’s really happening with this Synod (instead of what the media tells us is happening) we can each:

  1. Read the Instrumentum Laboris for ourselves at the Vatican website.
  2. Read the Vatican Information Services report on today’s presentation.
  3. Read a Catholic News Service Report on the Synod process.
  4. Pray for the Synod fathers and for families around the world who need and deserve the support of our Church.

A question for you: Have you had a look at the Instrumentum Laboris yet? What are your first impressions?

About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.


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