- Jul 15, 2020
In what’s likely to be seen as a papal vote of confidence, Pope Francis tapped American Cardinal Kevin Farrell Thursday as the new Camerlengo, a position responsible for administering the Vatican after a pope dies or resigns and before a new one is elected, despite question marks about Farrell’s role in the scandals surrounding ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
A new Vatican body known as CHARIS will oversee the Catholic charismatics around the globe.
A lived witness of Christian marriage and family can be the best counter to secular scepticism about the value of family, Irish-born American Cardinal Kevin Farrell said Friday in his homily during a Mass at the World Meeting of Families.
Organizers of the World Meeting of Families believe it could serve as a turning point for debates over ‘Amoris Laetitia.’
Pope Francis will visit Dublin and Knock Aug. 25-26, mainly for the World Meeting of Families. But he also will meet Irish government leaders and is expected to meet with survivors of abuse.
Amid controversy caused by a Vatican official’s assertions that priests “have no credibility” in marriage preparation, representatives from dioceses across the United States maintain that both priests and laity have integral roles in the process.