Associations of Lay Faithful

10/07/2021
Year of Saint Joseth
Two important messages from Cardinal Farrell on the figure of St. Joseph

In June, Cardinal Kevin Farrell attended two meetings held for the Shalom Congress of Families and the 40th anniversary of Couples for Christ. In his messages for both events, the Cardinal took the ...

11/06/2021
Movements and Associations
For healthy government in the international associations of the faithful

On the Solemnity Corpus Domini, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has given a General Decree to regulate the length and number of terms of office in the international associations of the ...

30/03/2021
New martyrs
Our spiritual closeness with the martyrs is good for Christian communities in difficulty, but it is especially good for us.

In the basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, in accord with the limitations of the anti-COVID protocols and broadcast throughout the world via internet livestreaming, Cardinal Farrell presided over a ...

26/11/2020
Movements and associations
A grateful memory of a parish priest “on fire” for the Gospel, who was able to inspire many parishioners—and non-parishoners—with the joy of evangelizing

A week after his death this past 19 November, the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life would like to commemorate Fr. Piergiorgio Perini, known to everyone as “Don Pi.Gi.” He was a believer of ...

25/11/2020
Woman
The Secretary’s reflections for the International Council of the UMOFC/WUCWO

The International Council of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (UMOFC/WUCWO) met virtually over these past few days via videoconference for the annual formation course for the thirty ...

23/07/2020
Movements

“Abuses. Power at the origin of everything” was the theme of the report which Isabelle Cassarà, an official of our Dicastery, presented via videoconference at the training seminar which, in recent ...

24/06/2020
Movements and associations
Cardinal Farrell’s video message on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of “Couples for Christ”

“You are important for the life of the Church today: you are called to offer a great testimony to the modern world, a world which suffers from maladies such as individualism, which leads us to looking ...

17/02/2020
Associations and Movements
The message of Pope Francis for the centenary of the birth of Chiara Lubich

Charisms are “gifts of the Spirit,” and “therefore it is good, even for bishops, to place themselves always anew at the school of the Holy Spirit.” And so Pope Francis, in a message read by Cardinal ...

23/10/2019
Witnesses of the faith
Their respective causes of beatification and canonization will now continue at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

The diocesan phase in now completed in the causes for the beatification and canonization of two great twentieth-century witnesses of the faith: Chiara Lubich and Fr. Oreste Benzi. For the foundress of ...

07/08/2019
Lay Faithful
Undersecretary Ghisoni at the meeting of Acción Católica General in Spain

How are we to be laypersons who transform the world and the society in which we are living? It was this question that inspired Undersecretary Linda Ghisoni’s talk at the end of the Meeting of the ...