During the 2014 General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the results of a 3 1/2 - year-study on what concerned Catholics were presented. The survey, which showed that Catholics want to know the "whys" of their faith and worry about the church walking a fine line between politics and advocacy, included responses from lay leaders, parish priests, and "engaged parishioners."
Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, called the research "both enlightening and sobering."
"The Church needs every one of her members, she is called to see the face of Christ in every person," said Bishop Malone, chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis.
The results and ongoing evaluation of the research are set to be a part of the July 2017 convocation of Catholic leaders, Bishop Malone announced. The meeting, which will bring thousands of catholic leaders to Orlando, Florida, will address "what it means to be a Catholic."
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