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I am really starting to enjoy watching this Pope in action.  Pope Francis has decided to consult church members about important current issues.  From NBC News:

Pope Francis' latest surprise: a survey on the modern family

By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

Pope Francis is shaking things up again.

The pontiff with a penchant for surprises is making new waves by launching a survey of his flock on issues facing modern families — from gay marriage to divorce.
Very specific questions are being sent to parishes around the globe in preparation for next year's synod of bishops, a grassroots effort that experts say is unprecedented.

It looks like Pope Francis really is intent on dragging the Catholic Church into the 21st Century.  If this continues, it could have a huge, positive impact throughout the world, especially in developing nations that are dominated by Catholics.

And it definitely won't help the current Republican Party's chances with Latino and other Catholic voters.  

Originally posted to Lawrence on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 04:28 PM PST.

Also republished by Street Prophets and Anglican Kossacks.

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