Dublin, Ireland, Jun 12, 2018 / 11:55 am
The World Meeting of Families being held in Dublin this August will include a presentation from American author Fr. James Martin, S.J., who will discuss ways "parishes can support families with members who identify as LGBTI+."
Fr. Martin's presentation was included among the highlights of the event during a June 11 press conference in Maynooth, about 20 miles west of Dublin. Another highlighted address is on the meaning of Pope Francis' phrase "throwaway culture," by Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila.
The World Meeting of Families will be held in Aug. 21-26 with the theme "The Gospel of the Family, Joy for the World." It is organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and will include the participation of Pope Francis.
Fr. Martin is an editor at America Magazine, and in 2017 was appointed a consultor to the Vatican Secretariat for Communications.