The World Meeting of Families; a non event?

It is just over a month to the gathering in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families. My impression at this stage is that, if Pope Francis was not coming, it would pass by quietly, not making much, if any, impression — a fairly inconsequential non-event. But Francis will add his own form of charisma to the week. I am really pleased that he is coming, and I have booked my ticket for the Phoenix Park.

Four Open Meetings organized by the ACP

The Association of Catholic Priests are organising four open meetings, with the theme: ‘What do we want to say to Pope Francis?’
The meetings will be open to everyone, and, after a brief introduction, they will be open to the floor, with as many as possible given a chance to have their say.
Wednesday, 4th July: Mercy Centre Mallow; 7.00pm
Wednesday, 11th July: Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam, 7.00pm
Wednesday, 18th July: St.

From the ICRN Conference: Statement on LGBT and the World Meeting of Families

Statement on LGBT Issues at the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland
Adopted by the International Church Reform Network [ICRN], June 14, 2018

The Vatican’s World Meeting of Families [WMF], to be held in August in Dublin, Ireland, needs to send clear signals that ALL families, including LGBT families will be welcomed. Just as Pope Francis has been meeting regularly with survivors of sexual abuse to listen to their stories, we call on him to meet LGBT families, who have long suffered from another form of clerical abuse.

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