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Called to faith at Catholic youth gathering

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Young people discover how church ‘relates to your life’ at national conference

Ania Zdunek seems like someone who would recognize God’s presence about her in her everyday life, since she attends a private Catholic high school.

But the Archmere Academy senior from St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Wilmington realized that she did not always see God as part of her everyday life when she attended the National Catholic Youth Conference last week in Indianapolis. “Sometimes it’s hard to acknowledge God in everyday life,” she said. Read more »

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Joseph P. Owens, newspaper industry veteran, moves into Catholic press to take reins at The Dialog

November 21st, 2017 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: , , ,

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Joseph P. Owens has been named editor and general manager of The Dialog, succeeding Joe Ryan, who retired effective Oct. 31.

Bishop Malooly appointed Owens to the post effective Nov. 13. He also announced that The Dialog will now be under the auspices of the Communications Department, headed by secretary Bob Krebs. The Communications Department also will “embark on a new initiative to strengthen all of our print, digital, and social media platforms.” Read more »

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Connections continue to build

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Bishop Carlos Trinidad of San Marcos visits diocese as Solidarity Partnership nears 15th year

 

EASTON, Md. — Bishop Carlos Trinidad didn’t hesitate when asked the major issues that confront the Diocese of San Marcos, Guatemala: treatment of women, lack of opportunity for young people, and malnutrition.

Then he smiled ruefully as he acknowledged an overwhelming issue that he seemingly overlooked, one that fuels the three concerns he listed. “The poverty, it is always there.” Read more »

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Annual Marian pilgrimage returns to National Shrine

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WASHINGTON – On a day when Bishop Malooly rededicated the Diocese of Wilmington to the Immaculate Conception, many who participated in the daylong Marian pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception felt their faith revitalized.

“You might already be aware that this country is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary,” Bishop Malooly said. “Today, we dedicate our diocese once again. … Let her bring us even closer to her son, Jesus.” Read more »

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Providing ‘good care and a good education’ with a little help from Share in the Spirit

September 15th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags:

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When Eric Eyong and his wife Myra considered a school for their children, he knew where he wanted them to be: in a Catholic school.

He knew the values Catholic education provide since he attended a Catholic boarding school while growing up in Cameroon, on Africa’s Atlantic coast. He likes the Christian values that are instilled by the Catholic Schools. And as a former public school teacher in the Chicago area, he appreciates the discipline Catholic schools provide, something he determined is especially lacking in public schools. Read more »

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Pocomoke City linked to Haiti by Holy Name sewing circle

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POCOMOKE CITY – Veronica Weiss recently came across a set of soft baby crib bumper pads, once commonly used to keep babies’ heads safe and extremities within the crib until medical groups discouraged their use.

The pads, featuring a bear cub and a ball, were too cute to simply throw away. Weiss re-imagined them as a sleeping mat with matching pillow for a young child, pulled out her scissors and sewing machine, and made that image a reality. Read more »

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Family ties still strong at Golden Hill’s 250th anniversary

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GOLDEN HILL, Md. — The scene at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church on Aug. 27 was reminiscent of 250 years earlier when members of the Applegarth, Gootee, Stapleforte, Tubman and Meekins families gathered for Mass in the small chapel across the street.

Then, early settlers of southern Dorchester County celebrated their new church, built on land donated by the Tubman family. Sunday, their descendants celebrated the legacy of their Catholic presence on the Delmarva Peninsula. Read more »

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Rain forces Blessing of the Sea indoors to nearby Holy Savior in Ocean City, Md.

August 18th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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OCEAN CITY, Md. — Normally the sound of waves crashing onto the shore and the screeching of gulls accompany the annual Blessing of the Sea by Bishop Malooly here every Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.

But heavy rains during the afternoon this Aug. 15 left Father Stanislao Esposito turning to “Plan B,” as he put it. And “B” in this case did not stand for beach, even though the rains subsided during the evening Holy Day of Obligation Mass. Read more »

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St. Jude in Lewes forms an Alzheimer’s support group

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Kathy Prioreschi knows the toll Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can take on the patient’s family members.

Each week she travels from her home in Rehoboth Beach to Fredericksburg, Va., to help cousins there care for their mother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

“My cousins came to me and said, ‘Please help.’ They’re facing the awful reality that my aunt can no longer be alone, and they are trying to make sure she can stay in her home with 24-hour care for as long as it can last,” Prioreschi said. Read more »

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How Seaford’s Vacation Bible School confirms faith

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Members of confirmation classes at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish model their faith for young students

 

SEAFORD – Vacation Bible School doubles as confirmation class for elementary through high school students at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

About 20 high school students helped organize and lead the week-long program under the theme “Passport to Peru,” which helped about 40 elementary school students understand that while people may live in different ways and have different customs, they all are children of God. Read more »

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