Bishop Kevin Farrell Archives - Crux



  • Comfort level with dialogue a U.S. gift to the universal Church

    Comfort level with dialogue a U.S. gift to the universal Church

    • Oct 19, 2016

    All three new American cardinals set to be elevated by Pope Francis on Nov. 19 bring strong backgrounds in ecumenical and inter-faith dialogue, but in reality there’s little remarkable about that, since the pope could have thrown darts at a dartboard in the US and come up with much the same thing.

  • With Pope’s cardinal picks, Bernardin’s ‘seamless garment’ is back

    • Oct 9, 2016

    By naming Blase Cupich of Chicago, Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis and Kevin Farrell, formerly of Dallas, as cardinals, Pope Francis has moved the senior leadership of the American Catholic Church to a centrist, non-cultural warrior stance reminiscent of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s “seamless garment.”

  • Pope to create 13 new cardinals, including 3 Americans

    Pope to create 13 new cardinals, including 3 Americans

    • Oct 9, 2016

    Pope Francis announced a consistory for the creation of new cardinals on Nov. 19, and this time around there are three Americans: Blase Cupich of Chicago, Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis, and Kevin Farrell of Dallas, who was just named to head the pope’s new department on Family, Laity and Life.