World Meeting of Families 2015

World Meeting offers fun time set apart for kids

About 1,600 children and teenagers enjoyed the activities, games and music offered in the Youth Congress at the World Meeting of Families last week. See our photo gallery.

Catholic feminist sees beauty of marriage and pitfalls of ‘Gospel of Me’

During college Helen Alvare, speaking at the World Meeting of Families, wanted the decade of fun she deserved. But seeing her family members care for one another opened her eyes to sacrificial love.

Jewish professor speaks of forgiveness in the family

After an argument, the husband must make the first move and say he's sorry -- and mean it -- said a World Meeting of Families presenter speaking on mercy in the Jewish and Christian traditions.

Expert: Healing possible for victims of domestic violence, and perps

A presenter at the World Meeting of Families said that based on a global estimate, as many as 135 million Catholic women today are victims of abuse at least once in their life.

Kids at World Meeting enjoy fun activities and meeting other kids

Youth congress participants soaked in live music, raised awareness of vocations and funds for CRS, and shared their excitement for seeing the pope and other young people.

Mormon families share strategies for family unity

In a session at the World Meeting of Families, Mormon children and their parents spoke about reading Scripture, playing games, and discussing life, together.

‘God pulls beauty out of the ashes,’ those struggling with divorce told

A show of hands from those gathered at author Rose Sweet's session at the World Meeting of Families illustrated that she was giving her message to those who needed it.

The cardinal and the pastor urge emphasizing the positive

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston and evangelical pastor Rick Warren said in their joint keynote speech that joy in family life is among the most powerful tools to take Jesus to others.

All have wounds, only Jesus and church can heal, says cardinal

"The wounds that affect our families today are many, immense and deep," but Jesus can heal, said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at the World Meeting of Families Sept. 24.

Canadian archbishop: Biggest challenge to families is commitment

In an interview during the World Meeting of Families, he invited church leaders to look at families with a "realistic" perspective.