Dicastery for the Laity Archives - Crux



  • Cardinal Farrell finds a home at his titular church in Rome

    Cardinal Farrell finds a home at his titular church in Rome

    • Jan 29, 2017

    Cardinal Farrell said St. Julian, his new titular church, “encourages us to think about how today, too, there are many laypeople and many young people enthusiastic about their faith, ready to make many sacrifices to be coherent with their faith and to share it with others.”

  • New Dallas bishop voices support for immigrants, ‘Amoris’

    New Dallas bishop voices support for immigrants, ‘Amoris’

    • Dec 14, 2016

    Bishop Edward Burns, appointed December 13 as the new Bishop of Dallas, Texas, has pledged to commit the Church to solidarity with immigrants, and also expressed basic support for the pastoral approach to marriage and the family reflected in Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia.’

  • New aide says Francis wants to hear laity, not just bishops and priests

    • Aug 22, 2016

    Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas initially thought it was a prank when he was told in May that Pope Francis was on the line, but it was really him, telling Farrell to head up a new Vatican department. In part, his marching orders are to make sure lay people hold prominent Vatican positions, and to help the pope hear directly from the laity.

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