Session 2 Panel 4

Marriage, the Family and the Search for Christian Unity.

11:30 - 12:30    Panel 4: Marriage, the Family and the Search for Christian Unity.
(Hall 8D) - EN 🎧 IT

Moderator:  Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Panellists:        
•    Francesca and Filippio De Carlo, Mistero Grande, Italy
•    Nadia and Tony Fraga, Truro Anglican Church, USA
•    Deacon Mr Jim Adams, ACCORD, Ireland

‘Marriages between Catholics and other baptized persons have their own particular nature, but they contain numerous elements that could well be made good use of and developed, both for their intrinsic value and for the contribution that they can make to the ecumenical movement.’ (AL 247). This panel discusses marriage as a place of fruitful and practical Christian Unity.

Biographies

Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Born in Ireland, Bishop Farrell studied for the Catholic priesthood in Spain, Italy and the United States, and was ordained in 1969. After ministry in various pastoral roles and in seminary formation, mostly in the United States, he entered the service of the Vatican Secretariat of State in 1981. He earned a doctorate in theology from the Gregorian University in 1983, with a thesis on sacramental relations between divided Christians. In December 2002 he was appointed titular bishop of Abitinae and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, as well as Vice-President of the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. In this capacity he organizes the activities of the Council, in particular the various international theological dialogues with ecumenical partners. He personally takes part in some of these international dialogues and frequently participates in official visits and delegations to the various Christian Churches.

Filippo De Carlo agus Francesca Bini, Mistero Grande, Italy

 Is Iodálaigh iad Filippo De Carlo agus Francesca Bini.  Tá triúr páiste acu, buachaill, Giovanni, agus beirt chailín, Anna agus Chiara.  Tá céim san Innealtóireacht ag Filippo agus is Ollamh Comhlach le gléasra tionsclaíochta é in Ollscoil Florence. Tá céim sa Chógaisíocht ag Francesca agus tá sí ag obair i réimse an teicneolaíocht faisnéise Cógaisíochta. Ó pósadh iad sa bhliain 2001 bíonn siad ag plé le forbairt lánúnacha atá idir dáil agus pósadh. I mí Aibreain 2011, agus iad ag seimineár traenála do lánúnacha, chas siad leis an tionscnamh Mistero Grande agus ón bpointe sin lean siad ag freastáil ar na deiseanna traenála a bhí ar fáil ansin. San am i láthair tá siad ag comhordú na foirne idirnáisiúnta. Faoi láthair freisin tá siad mar bhaill den Fhoireann Thréadach don Teaghlach i ndeoise Prato, áit a mbíonn siad ag obair in ullmhúchan lánúnacha do Shacraimint an Phósta.  

Nadia and Tony Fraga, Truro Anglican Church, USA

Tá Tony agus Nadia Fraga pósta le 13bliana agus iad páirteach ar feadh an chuid is mó dá saol pósta i  ministreacht baile agus for-rochtain chuig an ghlúin atá ag teacht aníos. Tá said ina gcónaí díreach taobh amuigh de Washington D.C. Chomh maith le bheith ag óstáil go leor imeachtaí d’fhir agus mná óga ina dteach féin, tá a dteach baile roinnte acu le 13 duine i rith na 9mbliana seo caite.
Labhair said ag imeachtaí éagsúla a bhíonn ag obair le caidreamh a chothú idir pobail agus paróistí a bhfuil suim acu san eaglais baile agus i ndiagacht an phósta. Is breá leo a bheith ag roinnt modhanna  réalaíocha inar féidir le daoine singil agus lánúnacha pósta pobal  “miseanach” a a thabhairt i gcrích. I láthair na huaire is bainisteoir é Tony ar chomhlucht bheag margaíochta i Fairfax City, Virginia. Is Bean Tí lánaimseartha í Nadia agus le déanaí thosaigh sí ar scolaíocht bhaile dá gceathrar páiste Tony (10), Isabelle(8) Andreas (6) agus Rafael (3) 

Deacon Mr Jim Adams, ACCORD, Ireland 

Rev Jim Adams is a deacon in the Archdiocese of Dublin. A graduate of All Hallows and Mater Dei Dublin, Jim was in the first group of permanent Deacons ordained in Ireland. HE was appointed to serve in the parish of St Joseph the Artisan in Bonnybrook and since 2017 serves in St Brigid’s parish Dublin 15. Jim is married to Monica and they will celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary in December, they have four children and two grandchildren. He is an administrator for a charity that works to ensure that people with disability can enjoy equal rights, choices and opportunities in how they live their lives. He is a volunteer with Special Olympics Ireland and a mentor in the Athlete Leadership Programme.  Jim joined ACCORD (The marriage and relationship support service of the Catholic Church) in 2004 and since then has worked as a facilitator delivering marriage preparation courses throughout the Greater Dublin area. 
 

 

 

 

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