Speeches

Christmas 2023
A meditation for the Christmas Season by the Prefect of the Dicastery, Card. Farrell

  Dear friends, A few days ago, the Holy Father extended an invitation to us when he said, “Let us value silence, sobriety and listening. May Mary, Virgin of silence, help us to love the desert ...

Youth
In Argentina, the beatification of the cardinal who was President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity

    The Church in Argentina, and with it the universal Church, joyfully celebrates the beatification of Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio this Saturday, 16 December, 2023. We publish a ...

Associations and Movements
Invitation to stand at the crossroad of today with the same confidence and generous attitude as Mary

    On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the foundation, on last December 7, Pope Francis received the group leaders of the Focolare Movement - the Work of Mary, accompanied by the ...

Associations and Movements
Three thousand participants in the United Arab Emirates for CHARIS' fifth local gathering

    From December 1 to Sunday, December 3, the 5th Convention of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal organized by the CHARIS  National Service of Communion of the United Arab Emirates is ...

Life
Under-secretary Gambino's video message to the National Pastoral Meeting with the guatemalteche families

  “The pastoral care of life is called to give value to the dignity of every person in every situation and age, as well as to accompany it to fullness”. With these words Professor Gabriella ...

Women
Statement by Cardinal Kevin Farrell on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25, 2023)

  On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, Card. Kevin Farrell, emphasized the importance ...

Formation of the Laity
At the Biennal of Catholic Laity of the Philippines, the Dicastery's message

  Lay co-responsibility in the life of the Church and formation. An inseparable pair for an increasingly synodal Church. These issues were addressed by the Undersecretary of the Dicastery, Linda ...

Life
A reflection by the Undersecretary of the Department, Prof. Gabriella Gambino, on the case of little Indi Gregory

  Published in L'Osservatore Romano is a reflection by Prof. Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, on the story of little Indi Gregory, the ...

Family
Undersecretary Gambino's speech at the meeting of French Catholic Family Associations (AFC) leaders in Rome

  The leaders of the member associations of the Confederation of "Associations familiales Catholiques" (AFC) of France met in Rome from November 7 to 9 to launch the new strategic ...

Associations and Movements
The organism’s General Assembly was held prior to the event in the Paul VI Hall where Pope Francis spoke

  It has now been more than four years since the founding of CHARIS, the body erected by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life to serve the current of grace of the Catholic Charismatic ...