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Title: La consultation sur la famille dans l'Est du Canada
Author(s): DEMASURE, Karlijn
Journal: Marriage, Families & Spirituality
Volume: 20    Issue: 1   Date: 2014   
Pages: 19-25
DOI: 10.2143/INT.20.1.3036688

Abstract :
The author examines the process of consultation on the pastoral challenges that the family faces in eastern Canada. After describing the procedures in the archdioceses of Gatineau, Montreal, Ottawa, and Saint John’s, as well as in the diocese of Valleyfield, the article examines the reactions of the participants who were able, thanks to this consultation process, to make their voices heard on the problems that they encountered, such as the shortness of the time they were given, the excessive difficulty of the questions, and the gap between doctrine and reality. The bishops’ decision not to publish the results of the consultation is discussed in the third part of the article, followed by the analysis of the various “filters” through which these results passed before they were sent to Rome.

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