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Date: 13 July 2017
Let’s Talk Family: Let’s be Family! Preparing for the World Meeting of Families 2018

Let’s Talk Family: Let’s be Family!

Preparing for the World Meeting of Families 2018

Thursday 13th July 2017

Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Hosted by The Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies (in association with the Irish Institute of Catholic Studies)



2.00pm Prayer and Words of Welcome by Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick

2.30pm Amoris Laetitia by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P., the Archbishop of Vienna, Austria

  • Cardinal Schoenburn is a highly regarded author, teacher, and theologian. In 1980, he became a member of the international theological commission of the Holy See, and in 1987 he became editorial secretary for the Catechism. He speaks six languages and has written numerous books. He was a student of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) and with him was co-editor of the monumental Catechism of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis chose Cardinal Schönborn to be the main presenter of his post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love).


4:00pm Parallel Workshops

  • 1.Millennial Youth, Generation X and the Regeneration of the Disconnected - An exploration of ways in which the upcoming Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment could be integrated in to our preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018. by Gerard Gallagher.
  • 2. Introducing the Catechetical programme for WMOF 2018 with Petra Conroy, Martin Kennedy, and Jessie Rogers.
  • 3.An academic seminar on the theme of ‘Amoris Laetitia one year on: status quaestiones’. Led by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn

5:30pm Break

7.00pm Public Lecture “The Parish: Family of Families” by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P.


COST: To book your place: go online to www.irishinstituteforpastoralstudies.com or call Deirdre on 061 204507 or email: Eamonn.Fitzgibbon@mic.ul.ie Cost: €20 (full programme) or €10 (Public Lecture only)