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 familyhttp://worldnews.nbcnews.com/...
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.