The Prefect

Christmas 2017
The video message of Prefect Kevin Farrell’s Christmas Greetings

Jesus must be at the center of Christmas. Holy Father Francis, speaking last Sunday at the Angelus, said that Christmas has no meaning if we take Jesus out of Christmas. I invite you to reflect, how ...

Popular Piety
Card. Farrell at the University of Murcia for the 3rd International Congress of Confraternities: Rendezvous in Malaga in 2021

The Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Cardinal Kevin Farrell, and the delegate for the family, Msgr. Carlos Simón Vasquez, attended the 3rd International Congress of ...

Ad Limina Visit of the Bishops of Honduras

“You’re doing a great job accompanying families and promoting the laity!” Card. Farrell said this to the Bishops of Honduras at the end of their Ad Limina Visit to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family ...

Movements - Communities
Pope Francis meets three thousand, young and less young members of the Shalom Catholic Community, on the anniversary of its foundation

Abandoning narcissism, getting out of one’s shell, giving oneself and entering into dialogue with the generation of the elderly who know how to convey the wisdom of life—that is the challenging ...

The new website

A hug that welcomes all the laity and all the families of the world. This is what the new logo of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life Dicastery, that we are presenting today together with the ...

Church movements
The Holy Father presided the ecumenical prayer vigil on the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Cardinal Farrell pronounced the homily at the Mass of reconciliation

Pope Francis thanked the participants at the Circus Maximus for their testimony during the meeting on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, celebrated on the ...


In Dublin, the session for the national delegates of family ministry, in view of the upcoming World Meeting of Families (August 21-26, 2018), is in full swing with the participation of over 110 ...

Ecclesial movements
The Charismatic Renewal turns fifty. Celebrations in Rome with Pope Francis

Pope Francis personally invited the worldwide Catholic Charismatic Renewal to Rome for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of this current of grace in the Catholic Church. “I am ...


Preparations are actively being made for the World Meeting of Families that will take place in 2018, in Dublin. On 1 and 2 June, the delegates will arrive in the Irish capital and be welcomed by Msgr. ...

New Families
Family Highlights in Loppiano: 1,000 present and 10,000 contacts. The Gospel is for the family!

At the initiative of the New Family Movement, during these months events, training sessions and several meetings are being held throughout the world to reflect on themes concerning the family and to ...