This is a promotional image for World Meeting of Families to be held Aug. 21-26, 2018, in Dublin. The theme of the meeting is "The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World." (CNS illustration/World Meeting of Families) 
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Kevin Farrell announced today that Pope Francis plans to attend the ninth World Meeting of Families, from Aug. 21 to 26,
Young adults gathered in the Toronto studios of Salt + Light Catholic Media this week for a town hall meeting about the church. The event was hosted by Julian Paparella, left, Emilie Callan, Cardinal Kevin Farrell and the Rev. Thomas Rosica. (Courtesy: Salt + Light)
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Cardinal Farrell told Canadian young people: “Make a difference. Don’t let the world control you; don’t let it drag you down.”
Politics & SocietyNews
Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Christoph Schonborn speaks about Amoris Laetitia and family life ahead of addressing the "Let's Talk Family: Let's Be Family" conference in Limerick, Ireland.
FaithFeatures
Maureen K. Day
The laypeople were the experts—the ones who live the challenges of family life every day—at the San Diego synod responding to Pope Francis' “Amoris Laetitia."
FaithLast Take
Astrid Lobo Gajiwala
Their invalid marriages put these Catholics on the margins of the church.
Pope Francis adjusts the hoodie of a baby during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on March 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
A deeper dive on 'Amoris Laetitia' is planned for the World Meeting of Families, to be held in Dublin in August 2018.