The results are out on the parish discussion on family life, the parish, leadership in Church and society, Catholic education and clergy and vocations.
Most of the parishes responded (70 per cent) which statistically is a very sound sampling. The two hot topics emerging are ‘the parish’ and ‘catholic education’.
Many had hedged their bets on ‘family life’ but it did not place either first or second. This means the short-term (3–5 years) renewal of the local Church depends heavily on where the parish and Catholic education are heading.