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Dicastery for Laity

Pope Francis “has gradually been putting women into positions of power”

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life tells Intercom "the Roman Curia is overloaded with clerics, and it shouldn’t be like that.”

2018.07.10.

Mission Month highlights work of Irish missionaries

Sr Teresa McKeon of the St Joseph of Cluny congregation has been honoured by the President of Sierra Leone for her “dedicated and meritorious service to the state in the field of education and the development of women”.

2017.10.06.

Vatican’s Cardinal Farrell addresses 500 delegates on Amoris Laetitia

“Go and read the entire document and don’t start with the footnotes or chapter 8, start at chapter 1 and read through the entire document.”

2017.10.04.

Former Mater Dei building to accommodate 50 families

“You’ve got those who are sleeping on the streets and it is disgraceful. You’ve got families living in hotel rooms which is a shame on our city” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.06.06.

Accord to review programmes in light of Amoris Laetitia

Pope Francis is challenging us to see a preparation course as merely one part of a programme that ultimately needs to be parish-based: Accord president Bishop Denis Nulty.

2017.02.15.

“Christmas is a time for family life”: Cardinal Farrell

Prefect of the Vatican’s new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has said he believes Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland will change some of the negativity here towards the Catholic Church.

2016.12.28.

Irish-born bishop to head up Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

New Vatican department which Bishop Kevin Farrell leads will join together the competencies of the Pontifical Council for the Laity and the Pontifical Council for the Family.

2016.08.18.
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