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Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.

Cardinal Farrell: Blessings are for marriage, but Church’s pastoral life is for all

The Church’s pastoral life is open to all people, but blessings are reserved for couples who are married according to... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell prepares to perform the Asperges before Mass at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Aug. 23, 2018.

Analysis: What does Cardinal Farrell's promotion say about the McCarrick report?

Cardinal Farrell has insisted that he knew nothing about the numerous sex abuse allegations and payouts surrounding his former boss,... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life.

Pope Francis fills committee to monitor internal Vatican financial decisions

Pope Francis on Monday named Cardinal Kevin Farrell president of a committee to monitor internal Vatican financial decisions which fall... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell June 5 at a prayer service for George Floyd, at Rome’s Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere.

Cardinal Farrell laments ideological divide in Christian response to George Floyd killing

In response to racism, the Catholic Church should be united in Christ, not take ideological sides, Cardinal Kevin Farrell said... Read more

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US Vatican cardinal to lead prayers for George Floyd

A U.S. Vatican cardinal will lead prayers for George Floyd in Rome Friday.  Read more

World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 2016.

International Youth Forum meets to continue work of Synod

Nearly 250 young adults will meet in Rome this week for the International Youth Forum to discuss how best to... Read more

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Police search Dallas diocesan chancery

Officers executed a warrant on the chancery offices at 7:30 am local time.  Read more

Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell.

Pope Francis names Cardinal Kevin Farrell camerlengo

Pope Francis Thursday nominated a new camerlengo, Irish-American Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and... Read more

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Cardinal Farrell reiterates support for 'Amoris laetitia'

In a recent interview, Cardinal Kevin Farrell offered his view of criticisms of the apostolic exhortation on love in the... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell prepares to perform the Asperges before Mass at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Aug. 23, 2018.

For Cardinal Farrell, the best argument for the family is a lived witness

A lived witness of Christian marriage and family can be the best counter to secular scepticism about the value of... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farell.

After Cardinal Farrell’s marriage prep remarks, some Catholics ask for clarity

Priests, theologians, and lay pastoral workers have responded to recent comments from a senior Vatican official, which suggested that priests... Read more

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Cardinal Farrell again says priests have ‘no credibility’ for marriage prep

The Vatican official leading the Church’s office for laity, family, and life has said that priests do not have the... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, speaks at a press conference at the Holy See Press Office, Jan. 25, 2018.

New statutes for Vatican laity, family, life office cement links with JPII Institute

The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life published updated statutes Tuesday, reconfirming their connection with the re-formed Pontifical John... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, speaks at a press conference at the Holy See Press Office, Jan. 25, 2018.

Vatican official hopes World Meeting of Families will promote family values

Cardinal Kevin Farrell is in charge of the World Meeting of Families being held in August, and he has said... Read more