The Catholic Church has been paying considerable attention to the family in recent years, as evinced the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, in which Pope Francis explored the enduring centrality of the family in the Church.
In Dreaming Big; Living the Reality, Bishop Brendan Leahy provides a timely consideration of ‘the identity and mission of family today’ as we prepare for the World Meeting of Families, which will be hosted in Dublin in 2018.
Brendan Leahy is professor of theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, and author of numerous publications. A von Balthasar scholar, he is involved in ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. He is also Secretary of the Irish Bishops' Advisory Committee on Ecumenism.