Pope Francis recently called s Synod of Bishops which will meet in Rome in September 2015 to discuss "Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evanagelization."
A Synod of Bishops is a form of consultation for the Pope in which he summons several hundred Bishops from around the world to consult with him on issues of pressing importance to the Church. Previous topics have included Social Justice, Evangelization, Catechesis, Biblical study and the Preisthood. The Synod of Bishops was created by Pope Paul VI at the request of the Second Vatican, and is summoned about once every three years.
Popes Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI have all called Synods and in preparation have sent consultation documents to Bishops around the world. Pope Francis has extended the consultation process to include lay people too. The topic makes this appropriate as it is usually lay people rather than priests and bishops who have experience of family life.
Documents Relevant to the Synod:
Documents of the Magisterium related to the Christian Family
Gaudium et Spes - Vatican II 1965
Familias Consortio - Pope John Paul II 1981
Follow the Way of Love - US Conference of Catholic Bishops 1994
Always Our Children - US Conference of Catholic Bishops 1997
US Bishops Documents in Defence of Marriage
Reflections on Marriage and Family Life
The Holiness Project