Sunday, October 9, 20160156Pope Francis will conclude the Year of Mercy by creating 17 new cardinals, including three from the United States: Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago; Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life; and Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis. Announcing the names of the new cardinals Oct. 9,...
Friday, October 7, 2016062As he departs for his new role as the Prefect for the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life at the Vatican, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell reflection on how his life has been filled with “Surprises of the Spirit” during his decade in Dallas.
Friday, September 23, 2016090When Bishop Kevin J. Farrell departs for his new ministry at the Vatican in early October, he will leave behind, many Catholic faithful say, a diverse Diocese of Dallas that is more united, financially viable and charitable and poised for the future than the one he encountered when he first came here nearly 10 years ago.
Wednesday, August 17, 20160186Pope Francis has appointed Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell as the prefect in charge of a new Vatican office for the laity, family and life, in a continuation of his quest to overhaul the Vatican Curia for more efficiency and transparency for the benefit of the global church.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016086The aftermath of a deadly shooting in downtown Dallas on July 7 left a city heartbroken as five police officers lost their lives when a lone gunman opened fire after a protest and rally. Over the course of the next week, civic and faith leaders joined the community and the nation in honoring those officers who died as well as those who...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016077In Bishop Kevin J. Farrell’s homily from the July 9 Mass for Hope and Healing at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the bishop asks that we all pray for our police officers, their families and all people who have suffered violence in this world.
Friday, July 15, 2016092Another attack and scores more innocent people killed in a brutal and vicious manner. A celebration of Bastille Day in Nice turned into a killing field by terrorists determined to destroy western civilization.
Friday, July 8, 2016066Five Dallas law enforcement officers were assassinated July 7 as at least one sniper opened fire in downtown Dallas as hundreds of demonstrators were winding down a march protesting recent fatal officer-involved shootings in other parts of the country.
Thursday, May 26, 201602021As a standing-room only congregation at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe looked on, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell ordained four men to serve as priests in the diocese of Dallas on May 21.
With the addition of Father Paul Bechter, Father Emmett Hall, Father Ignacio Olvera and Father Daniel Rendón, the Diocese of Dallas is now...
Friday, May 13, 2016094What gets us through the really rotten moments of life is the confidence that no matter how hopeless a situation seems, God will give us the strength to hang on. That confidence is the fruit of faith. It is trust in God’s promise that he will not abandon us.