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Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop for the Diocese of Dallas

Pope Francis has named the Most Reverend Edward J. Burns to serve as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas. Bishop Burns will be installed as the Bishop of Dallas on February 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. 

Full text of Pope Francis' homily for the Consistory

Pope Francis, in his homily at the Consistory which took place in St Peter’s Basilica on Saturday, reflected on the Lord’s “Sermon on the Plain,” found in the Gospel of St Luke.


Bishop Kevin Farrell reacts to recent ads by “Catholics for Choice”

On Sept. 12, Catholics for Choice launched a national print advertising campaign featuring ads in 20 publications across the United States. The campaign’s full-page ads feature Catholics who support public funding for abortion. [More]

 


Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Workshops are scheduled for parishioners and ministry leaders on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the teaching document issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to guide Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. [More]

 


Mass of Thanksgiving to Say Farewell to Bishop Kevin J. Farrell

The Diocese of Dallas will say farewell and thank you to Bishop Kevin J. Farrell at a Mass of Thanksgiving for his near-decade of ministry and service on Saturday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe located at 2215 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas. [More]

 


Bishop Kevin J. Farrell named Prefect of the new Vatican Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life

With a Moto Proprio, Pope Francis announced on Wednesday the establishment of a Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. The Prefect of the new Dicastery will be the Irish-born Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, currently serving as Bishop of Dallas. [More]

 


More on Bishop Farrell’s new role as Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life

What makes the creation of this dicastery unique? What will Bishop Farrell be doing for the dicastery? Learn more about this new role for Bishop Kevin J. Farrell in the Roman Curia. [More]

 


Statement by Bishop Farrell on his appointment as Prefect of the new Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life

The following is Bishop Kevin J. Farrell’s response to the Papal announcement of his appointment as the Prefect of the newly established Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. [More]