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Title: Bishops of England & Wales Lauch Year of Listening to Families
Author(s): DAVIES, Elizabeth
Journal: Marriage, Families & Spirituality
Volume: 10    Issue: 1   Date: Spring 2004   
Pages: 146-148
DOI: 10.2143/INT.10.1.2004392

Abstract :
Coinciding with the United Nation’s declared tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, the Catholic Church in England and Wales have launched a pastoral listening project: “Listening 2004: My Family, My Church”. Growing out of a concern for marriage and family life, the bishops see the process of the diocesan conversations project as equally important as whatever results may be implemented from information gathered during the undertaking. Each diocese has been encouraged to personalize the project that is hoped to identify the primary difficulties facing their families and priorities for family pastoral care. Elizabeth Davies, the Marriage & Family Life Project Officer employed by the Bishops’ Conference to initiate and coordinate the listening process summarizes the project’s aims.

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