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Superintendent De Angelo honored by Catholic education association

April 11th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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Louis De Angelo and the Diocese of Wilmington shared center stage at the National Catholic Education Association convention in Cincinnati during the first week of April.

De Angelo, superintendent of schools for the diocese, was one of three superintendents nationwide to be named winner of the Lead. Learn. Proclaim Award.

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Opponents line up against Delaware physician-assisted suicide push

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The Delaware Catholic Advocacy Network is urging people to contact legislators to demonstrate opposition to a physician-assisted suicide bill that could be voted on in mid-April.

“House Bill 160, the so called ‘End of Life Options Act,’ would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Delaware,” according to a statement from the advocacy group. “Some predict that this profoundly troubling legislation could be voted on the week of April 16, 2018. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Paul Baumbach (D-Newark), and advocates for legalizing this practice, claim to be nearing the number of votes required to pass the legislation in the House of Representatives.
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At annual convention, Catholic educators reminded of missionary roles

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CINCINNATI — Nearly 5,000 Catholic school educators and administrators attended the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati April 3-5.

The three-day convention was filled with workshops dealing with how to help students write more creatively or tackle math concepts, use modern technology safely and live their faith in the modern world, but it also examined constant challenges and a way forward for educators and Catholic education at large. Read more »

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In Canada, prayers, tears for victims of junior hockey tragedy

April 9th, 2018 Posted in Featured, International News Tags: ,

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HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (CNS) — Crying, hugging and shaking their heads in grief, the people of Humboldt gathered at the local hockey arena April 8 for an interfaith service to mourn 15 people who died after the bus carrying the town’s junior hockey team collided with a truck.

“I don’t want to be here, but it’s good that we are,” said the Rev. Sean Brandow, the Humboldt Broncos team chaplain and pastor of Humboldt Bible Church.

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“Gaudete et Exsultate”: Holiness means being loving, not boring, pope says

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VATICAN CITY  — God calls all Christians to be saints — not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in his new document on holiness.

“Do not be afraid of holiness. It will take away none of your energy, vitality or joy,” the pope wrote in “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), his apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in today’s world.”

Pope Francis signed the exhortation March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, and the Vatican released it April 9. Read more »

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2018 Annual Catholic Appeal Weekend is April 14-15

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Read more about the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal:

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This year’s theme is “Disciples of Christ, Witnesses of Faith.” Commitment weekend is April 14-15.

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‘Kings Bay Plowshares’ arrested at Naval submarine base

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Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON — Seven Catholic peace activists were detained at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia early April 5, hours after entering to protest nuclear weapons.

The group carried “hammers and baby bottles of their own blood,” which was spilled on at least three sites on the base, supporters said in a statement.

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Church bells ring 39 times; MLK dream recalled

April 4th, 2018 Posted in Featured, National News, Uncategorized Tags:

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The Catholic Standard
WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — he was gunned down April 4, 1968 — the great civil rights advocate continues to be an outstanding example of how to live the Gospel message, according to Catholic clergy and others.

“This tragic loss (of Rev. King) did not still his voice — it continues to ring out and inspire new generations in confronting the challenges of prejudice, injustice and division today,” Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington wrote in an April 4 blog.

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Catholic schools rule in NCAA men’s and women’s basketball

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Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON — This year’s NCAA basketball tournament was one for the books for Catholic universities. You might even say the ball was in their court.

That’s because for the first time, Catholic university teams won both the men’s and women’s national championship games. The women’s team, the Fighting Irish from the University of Notre Dame, beat Mississippi State University on Easter 61-58, thanks to Arike Ogunbowale’s dramatic, three-point shot with less than one second left on the clock.

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Annecy to Rome: Diary of #CDOW150th to appear here

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As the sesquicentennial celebration of the Diocese of Wilmington continues, a group of 133 people from throughout the diocese prepares to launch its 10-day pilgrimage to France and Italy.

The group leaves April 16 for its trip to Annecy and Rome.

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