Yes, they agree on several things, including:
- stewardship of the environment
- helping the poor
- wider access to medical care
- the rights of the worker
- need to have stronger families
- arms control
But, we should not make the mistake of thinking that because they agree on some goals, that they agree on how they should be achieved. Here is where the best dialogue can happen - common goals and how we get results.
On the other hand, they disagree on a lot as well:
- birth control
- rights of medical workers
- fetal stem cell research
- Middle East peace process
So, when the reports start coming out. Make sure you are able to sort through the fluff and the bad analysis. The nitty-gritty will come officially from the Vatican, and even then you might have to read between the lines somewhat.