These are the 39 questions that make up the questionnaire sent by the Pope Francisco to the dioceses of the world and all parishioners , compared to 9 agendas with hitherto considered taboo topics :
1. – The dissemination of Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church on the family
a) What is the actual knowledge of the teachings of the Bible , the ( encyclical ) ‘ Gaudium et Spes ‘ , the ‘ Familiaris Consortio ‘ and other documents of the post-conciliar magisterium ( Vatican II ) on the value of the family as the Catholic Church? What is the training of our faithful family life according to the teachings of the Church?
b ) Where teaching of the Church is known , is accepted in its entirety ? Are there difficulties in putting it into practice ? What ?
c ) How is widespread teaching of the Church in the context of pastoral programs at the national level ? ? Diocesan parish ? What kind of catechesis is done on the family?
d ) To what extent, specifically on which aspects – such teaching is really known , accepted, rejected and / or extra- ecclesial environments criticized ? What are the cultural factors that hinder the full reception of Church teaching on the family ?
2. – On Marriage according to the natural law :
a) Where does the concept of natural law in civil culture , both in the institutional , educational and academic field as popular? What anthropological optics are understood in this debate on the natural foundation of the family?
b ) The concept of natural law in relation to the union between man and woman is it commonly accepted as part of the baptized in general?
c ) How is answered in practice and natural law theory on the union between man and woman in view of the formation of a family? What is proposed and deepened in civic and church organizations ?
d ) In the event that the marriage ask the baptized non-practicing or non-believers who are declared , how pastoral meet the challenges arising from this?
3. – The family ministry in the context of evangelization:
a) What are the experiences have emerged in recent decades in order to prepare for marriage ? How has tried to encourage evangelization duty of husbands and family ? How to promote awareness of the family as ” domestic church “?
b ) Has managed to put forward styles in family prayer that get resist the complexity of life and culture today ?
c ) In the current crisis between generations , how Christian families have managed to perform the vocation of transmission of the faith?
d ) In what way local churches and family spirituality movements have managed to create copies roads ?
e ) What is the specific contribution that couples and families have got to give respect to the dissemination of a comprehensive view of the couple and the Christian family today is credible ?
f) What pastoral care the Church said to support the way in training couples and couples in crisis?
4. – On the pastoral to face some difficult marriage situations :
a) The coexistence “ad experimentum ” (experimental ) , is a reality pastoral highlighted in the particular Church (local ) ? What could be estimated numerically percentage ?
b ) Are there free unions actually unrecognized religious or civil ? Is there reliable statistics ?
c ) The separated and divorced who remarry are they relevant pastoral reality in the particular Church ? What could be estimated numerically percentage ? How are facing this reality through appropriate pastoral programs ?
d ) In all these cases , how they live their irregularities baptized ? Are they aware of them ? Manifest ? Simply indifference? Do they feel marginalized and live with suffering unable to receive the sacraments ?
e) What are the requests that the divorced and remarried turn to the Church with regard to the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation ? Among people who are in this situation , how many ask these sacraments ?
f ) Simplification of canonical practice , regarding the recognition of the declaration of nullity of marriage may provide actual positive contribution to the solution of the problems of the people involved ? If so, how?
g ) Is there a pastoral approach these cases? How is this pastoral activity ? Are there programs about it on national and diocesan ? How do you advertise separated and divorced and remarried the mercy of God and how specific the support of the Church in their journey of faith ?
5. – On the unions of persons of the same sex :
a ) Does your country have a law recognizing civil unions equated same-sex marriage somehow ?
b ) What is the attitude of the local Churches and against both the promoter Status civil unions between same sex, as compared to the people involved and this type of union ?
c) What can be pastoral care to people who have chosen to live by such unions ?
d ) In the case of unions of persons of the same sex who has adopted children , how to behave in view of the transmission of the faith ?
6. – The education of children in irregular marriage situations but :
a) What is in these cases the estimated proportion of children and adolescents in relation to children born and raised in families regularly constituted ?
b ) How parents attitude turn to the Church ? What do you request? Is it only the sacraments or even teaching catechism and religion in general ?
c ) How local churches approach the need for parents of these children to provide a Christian education to their own children ?
d ) How is sacramental practice in these cases : the preparation, administration of the sacrament and the accompaniment ?
7. – On the opening of the spouses to life:
a) What is the real knowledge that Christians have the doctrine of the ( encyclical ) ” Humanae Vitae ” responsible parenthood ? What awareness about the moral evaluation of various methods of birth control ? What insights might suggest about it from the pastoral point of view ?
b ) moral doctrine is accepted ? What are the most problematic aspects that make them difficult to accept for most couples ?
c) What natural methods are promoted from the particular Churches to help the spouses to implement the doctrine of ” Humanae vitae”?
d ) What is the experience on this issue in the practice of the sacrament of penance and participation in the Eucharist ?
e) What contrasts are evident between the doctrine of the Church and civil education in this regard ?
f ) How to promote mostly open minded birth ? How to encourage the increase of births ?
8. – On the relationship between the family and the person:
Jesus reveals the mystery and vocation of man : the family is a privileged place for this to happen ?
What family critical situations in the world today can be an obstacle to the person ‘s encounter with Christ ?
What extent the crisis of faith that people can suffer affect their family life?
9. – Other challenges and proposals:
Are there other challenges and proposals regarding the issues raised in this questionnaire , which are treated as urgent or useful to the recipients?