FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2018
CURRENTS NEWS AND CRUX JOIN FORCES TO BRING AUDIENCES COMPREHENSIVE NEWS COVERAGE
OF THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN IRELAND
Held every three years, the celebration hosts hundreds of thousands of people and is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. From August 21 through the 26, the World Meeting of Families will feature a three-day congress, international keynote speakers, workshops, talks, testimonies and an open-air mass with Pope Francis.
The meeting comes in the wake of a vote to reform abortion laws and nearly a decade after Ireland’s clerical sex abuse scandal first broke. Once deemed the most “Catholic country,” the Church in Ireland is in the midst of advocating a new chapter and mission for the family in the context of the 21st century.
Currents News’ Liz Faublas will anchor coverage from New York, along with Ed Wilkinson, the Editor of The Tablet, and Jorge Domínguez, the Editor of Nuestra Voz. Currents’Correspondents Michelle Powers and Tim Harfmann report from Ireland. To lend analysis and expertise, Crux’s John Allen, Christopher White, Inés San Martín, Claire Giangravè, and Elise Harris will appear on the news program. Concurrently, Currents News’ reports will appear on Crux’s website.
During the week-long event, Crux and Currents News will explore theology, doctrine, liturgy, practices, and traditions of Catholicism in the context of the life of modern-day Catholics, giving full voice to disagreements and challenges facing the Church and believers.
Television coverage will take place on Monday, August 20 through Friday, August 24 on NET-TV’s Currents News at 7:30 pm EST. Extended live coverage will begin with Pope Francis’ arrival in Dublin on Saturday, August 25 at 5:30 am EST, and then again on Sunday, August 26 at 4:15 am EST.
Currents News airs on NET-TV in the New York City area on Spectrum, channel 97; Optimum, channel 30; and Verizon Fios, channel 48. Live streaming is available at netny.tv.