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Red Mass begins 30th year of the diocese’s St. Thomas More Society

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Father Robert Kennedy, retired dean of the canon law department of Catholic University, asked lawyers and judges who consider guilt and innocence of others in their work to think about the final judgment they will face after death. Read more »

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Bishop honors 70 with Medals of Merit

October 12th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized Tags: ,

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Bishop Malooly presented Order of Merit awards to parishioners from throughout the diocese on Oct. 8 at St. Joseph Church in Middletown.

 

 

2017 Diocesan Merit Award Recipients

 

Anthony & Dr. Rosalie Mirenda, Bishop Malooly’s nominees; Joseph Dulin, Cathedral of St. Peter; Sharon Hodges, Church of the Good Shepherd; Olivia Noronha, Church of the Holy Child; Steven & Sharon Burg, Corpus Christi; Steven Aubuchon, Holy Angels; Gerald Gilson, Holy Cross; Joseph & Karen Spanelli, Holy Family; Veronica Weiss, Holy Name of Jesus; Frank & Linda Tobat, Holy Redeemer Mission; Marcos Rivera, Holy Rosary; Andrew Rowland, Holy Savior Mission; Joel Miranda, Holy Spirit;

Roman Cuin, Immaculate Conception, Marydel; Patricia Wysocki, Immaculate Heart of Mary; Young Ja Clara Yom, Korean Catholic Community; Amy McDermott, Mary Mother of Peace Mission; Howard Cogle, Our Lady of Good Counsel; Linda Magarelli, Our Lady of Guadalupe; Martin Leon, Elizabeth Villanueva, Our Lady of Lourdes; Douglas Keilman, Parish of the Resurrection; Ann Anderson, Sacred Heart, Chestertown; Terri Denver, St. Agnes Mission; Valerie Herwig, St. Andrew Mission;

Kathleen Barrow, St. Ann, Bethany Beach; Charles & Lynn Klous, St. Ann, Wilmington; Thomas & Catherine Lough, St. Benedict; Amelia Banda, St. Catherine of Siena; Robert Healy, St. Christopher; Bertha Dean, St. Dennis; Tom Carter, Jack Fitzpatrick, St. Edmond; Joseph Kiarie, Ambrosia Mondoa, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Stan Kozicki, St. Elizabeth, Wilmington; Ann Haywood, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Mission, Denton; James White & Joanne Bires-White, St. Elizabeth Mission, Westover; Leomar Olivares, St. Elizabeth Hispanic Community, Westover; Jose Alvarez, Guadalupe Espinosa, St. Francis de Sales; Gary & Harriet Rose, St. Hedwig;

Anthony Cutrona, St. Helena; Mary Consiglio, St. John the Baptist; Charles & Lucy Mealey, St. John the Beloved; John Sanders, St. Joseph, Middletown; Stewart Tan, St. Joseph on the Brandywine; La Von Robinson, St. Joseph, Wilmington; Graciela Donovan, St. Jude the Apostle; John & Cheryl Nickle, St. Jude Mission, North East; Chris Ciletti, St. Luke; James Metz, St. Margaret of Scotland; Charma Bell, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception; Anthony & Kimberly Gennusa, St. Mary of the Assumption; Richard Heiss, St. Mary Magdalen; Charles & Margaret Burnett, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Ocean City; Thomas Bradshaw, St. Matthew; Yeny Perez-Castillo, St. Michael the Archangel;

Christina, James & Julia Holdnack, St. Patrick; James Durante, St. Paul, Delaware City; Anamay Claffey, Evelyn Figueroa, St. Paul, Wilmington; Douglas Salter, St. Peter the Apostle; Ben Walters, St. Polycarp; Lawrence Ortt, Jr., St. Rose of Lima Mission; Bill & Ann Fazio, St. Teresa of Avila Mission; Larry & Janinie Iorii, St. Thomas the Apostle; Phyllis Peddicord, St. Peter & Paul Church; Kenneth Andrew, St. Joseph Mission Church; Amy Schisler, St. Michael Mission Church.

Marcos Rivera, a parishioner at Holy Rosary Parish in Claymont, receives a Medal of Merit from Bishop Malooly on Oct. 8 at St. Joseph Church in Middletown. The Dialog/www.DonBlakePhotography.com

Gary and Harriet Rose from St. Hedwig Church receive the Order of Merit from Bishop Malooly.

Douglas Salter from St. Peter the Apostle Church is congratulated by Bishop Malooly.

Amelia Banda from St. Catherine of Siena Church accepts her award from Bishop Malooly.

Andrew Rowland from Holy Savior Church receives the Order of Merit from Bishop Malooly.

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Bishop Malooly offers education to hurricane-affected students

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WILMINGTON — Students currently attending a Catholic elementary or secondary school in a hurricane-battered diocese may attend a Catholic school in the Diocese of Wilmington as a tuition-free guest for the current academic year, Bishop Malooly announced Sept. 19.

“A number of families must relocate due to the recent hurricanes, and the Diocese of Wilmington wishes to assist any who may come to Delaware or the Eastern Shore of Maryland in continuing the faith and academic development of their children while the rebuild their own lives and their homes,” said Louis De Angelo, superintendent of schools for the diocese.

The bishop wrote to the archbishops of Galveston-Houston and Miami, saying, “We recognize the tremendous work that lies ahead for relocated families, and we wish to assist them in continuing their children’s Catholic school education without tuition worries.

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‘You are children of God’ — Bishop Malooly supports Hispanics in DACA program

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Bishop Malooly issued a letter Sept. 9 to Hispanic Catholics in response to President Trump’s Sept. 5 announcement that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. DACA allows more than 800,000 young people brought to the United States illegally as children to stay in the country, working or going to school.

On Sept. 6, the president said Congress had six months to address the status of the DACA youth, or he would step in.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) supporters demonstrate near the White House in Washington Sept. 5. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 that the DACA program is “being rescinded” by President Donald Trump, leaving some 800,000 youth, brought illegally to the U.S. as minors, in peril of deportation and of losing permits that allow them to work. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Here is the text of the letter Bishop Malooly asked to be read at all Spanish-language Masses in the Diocese of Wilmington Sept. 9 and 10:

To my Hispanic Catholic communities in the Diocese of Wilmington, both in Delaware and Maryland:

On this weekend when our readings remind us how much God wants all of us to seek out the lost and make all people welcome in His name, we are confronted by another challenge with the attempt to overthrow the DACA program. The cancellation of this program is discouraging. Our DACA youth strengthen our communities and our Church. Many of them have only known America as their home and to send them away is not only cruel but it goes against the fundamental principles of self-sacrificing love that is at the heart of our faith.

I repeat the message from my brother bishops in the United States that “as people of faith, we say to DACA youth – regardless of your immigration status, you are children of God and welcome in the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church supports you and will advocate for you.” The U.S. Bishop’s will continue to lobby the federal government for legislation will bring this dilemma to a swift and positive conclusion.

You remain in my prayers.

Sincerely yours in Our Lord,

Bishop Malooly

A mis comunidades hispanas católicas en la Diócesis de Wilmington, tanto en Delaware como en Maryland:

En este fin de semana, nuestras lecturas nos recuerdan cuánto Dios quiere que todos nosotros busquemos lo perdido y hagamos que todas las personas sean bienvenidas en Su Nombre, nos enfrentamos a otro desafío con el intento de cancelar el programa de DACA. La cancelación de este programa es desalentadora. Nuestros jóvenes DACA fortalecen nuestras comunidades y nuestra Iglesia. Muchos de ellos sólo conocen a Estados Unidos como su hogar y enviarlos no sólo es cruel sino que va en contra de los principios fundamentales del amor abnegado que está en el corazón de nuestra fe.

Repito el mensaje de mis hermanos obispos en los Estados Unidos de que “como personas de fe, decimos a los jóvenes de DACA – sin importar su estatus migratorio, son hijos de Dios y son bienvenidos en la Iglesia Católica. La Iglesia Católica les apoya y abogará por ustedes “. Los Obispos de los Estados Unidos continuarán presionando al gobierno federal para que la legislación resuelva este dilema en una forma rápida y positiva para todos ustedes.

Permanecen en mis oraciones.

Sinceramente en Nuestro Señor,

Obispo Malooly

 

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Help storm victims: Bishop Malooly calls for generosity in special collection

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Bishop Malooly has asked all Catholic parishes in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore to take up a special collection this weekend, Sept. 2 and 3, to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey.

A worker helps an elderly woman from a rescue boat as it evacuates people from the floodwaters of Tropical Storm Harvey Aug. 30 in Houston. (CNS/Carlo Allegri, Reuters)

If parishes are not able to take up the collection this weekend, the bishop has asked that the collection take place the following weekend, Sept. 9 and 10.

All donations will go to assist Catholic Charities USA and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in their efforts to help survivors of this historic storm and the resulting flooding.

“The people of the Diocese [of Wilmington] are exceedingly generous,” said Bishop Malooly. “The Catholic community of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore donated funds totaling more than $1 million to help those in need in the wake of 2004’s Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We expect the same level of outpouring for our brothers and sisters who are now suffering in Texas.”

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ president, has called for prayers and solidarity with those impacted by the hurricane and tropical storm.

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Bishop Malooly announces collection for victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Bishop Malooly has asked all Catholic parishes in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore to take up a special collection this weekend, Sept. 2 and 3, to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. Read more »

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Meet the eight new permanent deacons of the diocese

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Bishop Malooly will ordain eight men to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Wilmington on Aug. 19 at Church of the Holy Child in Brandywine Hundred. With this ordination, 110 men will be permanent deacons.

“With God’s help and the support of their families, each of these men will contribute greatly to building up the kingdom of God by their calling to this very important ministry,” the bishop said. Read more »

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Catholic Appeal pledges top 2017 goal by 11.8 percent

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Current pledges amount to more than $5,058,081, which is more than half-a-million above the target

Pledges to the Annual Catholic Appeal have already surpassed its 2017 goal by more than half a million dollars.

The Diocesan Development Office reports more than $5,058,081 has been pledged, which exceeds the $4,523,000 target for 2017 by 11.8 percent, just 14 weeks after Commitment Weekend. Read more »

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‘This is not a job, but a way of life’

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By Corinne Furey

Special to The Dialog

New Ursuline president Trisha Medeiros excited about 21st-century learning, return to Delaware

 

Trisha Medeiros took over as president at Ursuline Academy on July 1, succeeding Cathie Field Lloyd, who retired after 10 years. Medeiros comes to Ursuline from Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, N.J., where she was head of the upper school for five years. Previously, she held a number of positions over a decade at Wilmington’s Tower Hill School, including assistant head of the upper school.

She and her husband, Norm, have two children, Ava, 12, and Mack, 9.

Medeiros has a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware. She met with Corinne Furey, a rising sophomore, in June. Their conversation, provided by the school, follows. It has been edited for length and clarity. Read more »

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‘Quo vadis?’ A ‘discerning’ question

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A Christian legend has it that St. Peter was encouraged to leave Rome during a persecution of Christians. But in doing so, he saw Christ entering a gate of the city. Peter asked Christ, “Where are you going? (“Quo vadis?”)” and Christ responded he was entering Rome to be crucified again.

St. Peter, struck by the vision, remained in Rome and met his martyrdom by crucifixion.

“Quo vadis?” was the theme of a three-day retreat for young men from the Diocese of Wilmington considering the priesthood, July 27-29, at Malvern Retreat Center in Malvern, Pa. Read more »

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