The Prefect

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 ...

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 ...

24/12/2017
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 ...

12/12/2017
News from the Dicastery
The first edition of our Dicastery’s newsletter, available every month and in five languages, is online

Extraordinary events such as Pope Francis’ visit to the Dicastery, the engagements of the Prefect Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the activities of the Secretary Father Alexandre Awi Mello, the appointment of ...

09/12/2017
Youth
The message of Cardinal Prefect Farrell to the participants at the International Catholic Conference of Scouting

“Always be conscious that time and energy spent on the formation of the spirit, mind and character of young people is the best investment in the future of the Church and civil society as a whole. ...