Three of Iowa's four dioceses have posted online in its entirety a Vatican survey of Catholics' views on issues like contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce and are asking their faithful to submit written answers to nearly 40 questions.continue at Fishwrap
The diocese of Davenport, which encompasses nearly the entire southeastern quarter of the state, is accepting answers to its survey until Dec. 1. Responses can be identified by name or be submitted anonymously.
The archdiocese of Dubuque, which encompasses nearly the entire northeastern quarter of the state, is accepting answers to its survey until Dec. 10. The diocese of Des Moines, which covers Iowa's southwestern quarter, is asking for responses by Dec. 20.
The survey from the Midwestern dioceses is in response to an Oct. 18 request made by Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary of the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops, in preparation for a global meeting of Catholic bishops next October.