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New policy says Vatican investments cannot contradict Catholic teaching

Jul 19, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Vatican policy published Tuesday says that the Holy See’s financial investments cannot contradict Catholic teaching. Read more

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

Cardinal Farrell to lead Vatican investment oversight committee

Jun 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Irish-American cardinal will lead a committee of four finance professionals. Read more

A detail from a painting of Marthe Robin (1902-1981).

Papal delegate to govern group co-founded by French Catholic mystic

Feb 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Foyers de Charité movement was founded by Marthe Robin and Father Georges Finet. Read more

The bronze statue of St. Peter inside St. Peter’s Basilica.

Limited in-person attendance at 2022 World Meeting of Families due to COVID-19

Sep 30, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The meeting will be held in Rome on June 22-26, 2022. Read more

Amoris laetitia webinar equips leaders to build up sacramental marriages in the Church

Jun 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, the four-day webinar centered on the question: "Where do we stand... Read more

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

Vatican unveils official prayer of 2022 World Meeting of Families

Apr 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 10th World Meeting of Families will take place June 22-26, 2022. Read more

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

Mar 18, 2021

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?

Oct 13, 2020

By JD Flynn

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

Oct 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jun 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

US Vatican cardinal to lead prayers for George Floyd

Jun 5, 2020

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

Jun 18, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

May 15, 2019

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

Feb 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

Cardinal Farrell reiterates support for 'Amoris laetitia'

Jan 29, 2019

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

Aug 24, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jul 6, 2018

By Ed Condon

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

Cardinal Kevin Farell.

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

Jul 5, 2018

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

May 8, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jan 25, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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