‘The Parish: Family of Families’ – Cardinal Schönborn

by | Sep 14, 2017 | Family

Evening address on Amoris Laetitia by Cardinal Schönborn at the ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ conference at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Conference a key moment in build up to World Meeting of Families 2018

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A cardinal recognised as a lead reformer within the Church hierarchy and chosen by Pope Francis to present Amoris Laetitia – the papacy’s letter on the ‘family’ – was the keynote speaker at ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’, held at Mary Immaculate College,  Limerick on July 13th,

This was the first major conference to be held as part of the build up to the World Meeting of Families next year in Ireland.

The event was organised by MIC’s Institute for Pastoral Studies and, according to its Director, Fr. Eamonn Fitzgibbon, it was a timely opportunity through one of the Pope’s closest confidants to get a deeper understanding of Pope Francis and the Church’s direction on the family.

Speaking ahead of the event Fr Fitzgibbon said –

“The World Meeting of Families next year will be the biggest single event in the life of the Church on this island since the Pope’s visit in 1979.  The build up to it is of huge importance also as it will effectively provide for an ongoing conversation about the family and how we see it and value it in Ireland.

Our conference on July 13th will be one of the biggest platforms to date for that conversation, not least because of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn.  He’s as close to Pope Francis as we can get when it comes to Amoris Laetitia, which is a very significant letter from Pope Francis on his understanding of family. Cardinal Schönborn will be able to give clarity to us in a way that no one else can other than Pope Francis.  We’re very much looking forward to his visit.”