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Respect the lives of 7 billion people

October 26th, 2011 Posted in Featured Tags: , , ,

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A baby gestures minutes after being born at a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Oct. 21. The world’s population will reach 7 billion Oct. 31, according to projections by the United Nations, which said the global milestone presents both an opportunity and a challenge for the planet.

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Bishop awards Medals of Merit

October 26th, 2011 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: , , ,

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Bishop Malooly presented the 2011 Medals of Merit to the following parishioners of the diocese during an Oct. 16 Mass at St. John the Beloved Church in Wilmington.

Carl and Lynne Ewing, St. Dennis, Galena, Md.; William McGowan, Our Lady of Lourdes, Laurel; Kurt Riehl Jr., Our Mother of Sorrows, Centreville, Md,; Charles Gondek, St. Paul, Delaware City; Marianne O’Rourke, Church of the Holy Child, Wilmington; Peg Callahan, Immaculate Conception, Elkton, Md,; Daniel and Stephanie Carducci, Good Shepherd, Port Deposit, Md.; Daniel DiGuglielmo, St. Edmond, Rehoboth Beach;

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Pope asks Christians to help world’s migrants

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Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — Christians need to offer migrants special care, ranging from prayer and concrete aid to promoting policies that uphold immigrants’ rights and dignity, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Modern migration represents “an unprecedented mingling of individuals and peoples, with new problems not only from the human standpoint but also from ethical, religious and spiritual ones,” he said.

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Vatican officials see agreement in church teaching, ‘Occupy’ movement

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Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — Catholic social teaching and the Occupy Wall Street movement agree that the economy should be at the service of the human person and that strong action must be taken to reduce the growing gap between rich and poor, Vatican officials said.

“The basic sentiment” behind the protests is in line with Catholic social teaching and the new document on global finance issued Oct. 24 by Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, council president.

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Vatican agency calls for a global system to regulate markets

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Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican document called for the gradual creation of a world political authority with broad powers to regulate financial markets and rein in the “inequalities and distortions of capitalist development.”

The document said the current global financial crisis has revealed “selfishness, collective greed and the hoarding of goods on a great scale.” A supranational authority, it said, is needed to place the common good at the center of international economic activity.

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Vatican: Gadhafi’s death ends harsh regime

October 21st, 2011 Posted in Featured, International News, Vatican News Tags: , , , ,

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Catholic News Service

VATCAN CITY — The Vatican said the death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi marked the end of a “harsh and oppressive regime” that was based on power instead of human dignity.

It expressed hope that the bloodshed would end in the North African country, and that the new Libyan government would open a rebuilding phase based on “a spirit of inclusion” and social justice.

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St. Thomas More Academy honors Bishop Saltarelli

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MAGNOLIA – For several years as St. Thomas More Academy struggled to find its footing as the newest Catholic high school in the diocese, and the only one in Delaware south of the canal, Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli stood firmly in the school’s corner. On Oct. 17, the school honored the memory of the late bishop during its Founders Day observances.

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Immaculata coach recalls ‘Mighty Macs’

October 19th, 2011 Posted in Featured, Movies

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Catholic News Service

In the same time it has taken the movie “The Mighty Macs” to get from a finished product to 1,000 movie screens, the team the film profiles had won three national women’s college basketball championships.

Cathy Rush, who coached the Immaculata College Mighty Macs to those championships 1972-74, said it was to be expected.

“As soon as the movie was finished, the economy collapsed. There was no money for independent movies,” Rush said in an Oct. 12 interview with Catholic News Service. But, seemingly as suddenly as money dried up to exhibit independent films, Freestyle Releasing stepped in with an offer to distribute “The Mighty Macs,” opening nationwide Oct. 21.

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Archbishop Vigano papal nuncio to the U.S.

October 19th, 2011 Posted in Featured Tags: , , ,

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Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, 70, to be the new nuncio to the United States.

In his most recent position, the Italian archbishop had served for two years as secretary-general of the commission governing Vatican City. He succeeds the late Archbishop Pietro Sambi in Washington.

Just minutes after his assignment was announced Oct. 19, Archbishop Vigano told Catholic News Service he hoped to get to the United States in time for the U.S. bishops’ general assembly Nov. 14-16.

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Get your Dialog here!

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Bishop Malooly hands Katelyn Folmer, 9, and her mother Beverly Folmer a copy of The Dialog newspaper after Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Church, Hockessin, Sunday, October 16, 2011. It was the first week for The Dialog to be distributed in parishes. It’s also updated through the week online at www.thedialog.org. The Dialog/DonBlakePhotography.com.

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