MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Catholics in southeast Wisconsin have endorsed 16 possible priorities for the church to consider over next 15 years.
They include new ways to support married and engaged couples, and helping Catholics practice their faith at a time when they're busier than ever.
Archbishop Jerome Listecki held a synod in St. Francis during the weekend, to get church members thinking about the positive ways to identify with the Catholic religion.
About 400 members from the ten-county archdiocese attended the meeting. As part of a session on marriage and family, a common theme was reclaiming Sunday as a family day.
Listecki said that for believers, their faith runs 24-7 and Sunday is the day they publicly express that faith.
Synod participants also brought up Friday's federal court ruling that at least temporarily struck down Wisconsin's constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Listecki told them that gay community members are not apart from the church -- but he said marriage still needs to be defined between one man and one woman.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)