The Prefect

14/01/2019
Dicastery

Expectations related to this now imminent event and above all in relation to Pope Francis’ meeting with the young people from all the continents; how the World Youth Day in Panama can be an ...

25/12/2018
Prefect Farrell’s Christmas Greetings

“Are our hearts open wide enough to welcome the words of Christ in our lives?”.  This is what our Prefect, Kevin Farrell asks us all in his video greetings message for Christmas 2018.  “The ...

20/11/2018
Schoenstatt
Prefect Farrell presided over a mass in memory of the Founder of the Apostolic Movement, Father Josef Kentenich

The Roman Schoenstatt family gathered together on 13th November last at the Church of Santa Maria dell’Anima to celebrate the end of the Kentenich Year with a solemn mass.  The celebration was ...

12/11/2018
Laity
Prefect Farrell’s message to the XXIII National Meeting on Family Pastoral Care organized by the Episcopal Conference of Guatemala

“Never ignore the fact that every person includes a concrete and individual reality which we must understand, just as we need to focus our pastoral efforts  on the experiences of the members of ...

11/11/2018
From Humanae Vitae to Amoris Laetitia
Prefect Farrell’s message to the congress organized by Africa Family Life Foundation

“Our perspective must be that of Christ and his loving concern for each of us, our language that of the Holy spirit , driving us towards others not with words but with simplicity and reference to ...

28/09/2018
Dicastery
An intense day of listening and exchanging experiences of the formation of Christifideles throughout the world

Yesterday was an intense day of work at the international meeting on the promotion and formation of lay faithful organized by the Dicastery: the “best practices” of countries in North America and ...

26/09/2018
Dicastery
“Broadening our understanding of the current conditions of the lay faithful” and “extending our gaze to the ever more secularized corners of society that are easily overlooked when discussing the life of the Church"

This afternoon in Rome, Card. Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, introduced the work and explained the objectives of the international meeting on “Promotion and ...

16/09/2018
Associations and Movements
Prefect Farrell’s message to the families of the Renewal in the Spirit gathered in Pompeii for the 11th Pilgrimage

“You are the people who make Jesus present in the world, in your small one, noiselessly, by giving and receiving love for others. This is how marriage and the family are built, and human life, ...

26/08/2018
WMOF

The great Mass of families with the Pope; Cardinal Farrell’s gratitude for the teaching of Amoris Laetitia as a proclamation of tender love. The baton of the World Meeting of Families is passed on.

24/08/2018
World Meeting of Families

In the face of the “many opinions and ideologies contrary to the Christian vision of the family,” the only valid argument is the “factum,” that is the reality of “serenity, inner joy, and personal ...