formation 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 ...

18/05/2021
Family and food-justice
The intervention of Undersecretary Ghisoni at the webinar “Food for Life: the role of women in promoting integral human development”

The family, and above all women, as a factor of change for the achievement of sustainable development goals, in particular the elimination world hunger. Linda Ghisoni, Undersecretary of the Dicastery ...

12/05/2021
Laity
The 37 year old judge killed by the mafia beatified in Agrigento

May 9, 2021, saw the beatification of Rosario Livatino, an Italian magistrate whom Pope Francis called a “martyr of justice and faith”. Blessed Rosario was born in 1952, in Canicattì, Sicily. After ...

26/07/2020
Women
Feminisms, gender and Catholic identity in the 21st century - the Secretary inaugurates the online course

How does Mary speak to women today? Is it an icon to follow? These questions and many others were answered by Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, during ...

18/02/2020
Laity
Cardinal Farrell in Spain for the National Congress of the Laity

From 14 to 16 February, the Spanish bishops’ conference’s Commission for the Secular Apostolate held its National Congress for the Laity in Madrid, on the theme of “The People of God reaching out.” ...

22/11/2019
Lay Faithful

During the first Dicastery’s first Plenary Assembly, a new website that features initiatives and “best practices” from around the world that contribute to the formation of the lay faithful was ...

16/11/2019
Plenary assembly
The first Plenary Assembly of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life as part of the evangelical renewal of the Church

“Do not clericalize the laity, and open new horizons for a better understanding of women in the Church.” These are the two concepts that Pope Francis, in adding them at the end of his address, wished ...

13/11/2019
Plenary Assembly
At the center of the work, the identity and mission of the lay faithful in the world.

Today in Rome, the first Plenary Assembly the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life opens, with the title of “The Lay Faithful, Identity and Mission in the World.” The nomination of the Dicastery’s ...

01/10/2018
Dicastery
Fr. Awi Mello: “We need to train laity for the urgent needs of our time, and for the needs of a Church that looks outwards towards society, the specific environment of the laity”

Three international associations led the concluding panel discussion on day three of the International Symposium: “Promotion and Formation of the Laity: best practices”, organised by the Dicastery for ...

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 ...