Surprise!

So the churches in Germany and Switzerland have just completed their questionnaires for the upcoming Synod on some social issues called by Pope Francis. And whaddya know:

This week, German and Swiss bishops reported the results. They were surprising in the near-uniformity of responses: that the church’s teachings on sexuality, morality and marriage are rejected as unrealistic and outdated by the vast majority of Catholics who nevertheless are active in parish life and consider their faith vitally important. Also surprising was the eagerness with which the bishops publicized the results.

I have a feeling that Francis created those questionnaires for a reason …