After Cardinal Farrell’s marriage prep remarks, some Catholics ask for clarity

Posted July 6, 2018 5:09 pm by Editor

After Cardinal Farrell’s marriage prep remarks, some Catholics ask for clarity

Denver, Colo., Jul 6, 2018 / 02:52 pm (ACI Prensa).- Priests, theologians, and lay pastoral workers have responded to recent comments from a senior Vatican official, which suggested that priests lack the necessary experience to offer marriage preparation programs for engaged couples.

In a recent interview with the Irish Catholic magazine Intercom, Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, said that “priests are not the best people to train others for marriage.”

“They have no credibility; they have never lived the experience; they may know moral theology, dogmatic theology in theory, but to go from there

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