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Diocese of Wilmington musicals kick off this weekend

February 13th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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From “Les Miserables” to “Pippin,” from “Addams Family” to “Godspell” to “Frogs,” stage performers and support staff have been working overtime to perfect second semester high school productions that begin as early as mid-February.

Readers become accustomed to reading about top-level athletes and their accomplishments through fall, winter and spring seasons each year.

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Diocese of Wilmington set to celebrate 150th anniversary

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WILMINGTON – A diocese’s sesquicentennial happens only once, and the Diocese of Wilmington is making sure the anniversary is marked in a prominent manner.

The Diocese of Wilmington will begin a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary beginning March 3 with a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter, and ending with Mass March 3, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington. The 365 days in between will be filled with various events to commemorate the sesquicentennial.

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Ray Manza, Wilmington chapter of Legatus cited for turnaround

February 12th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags:

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Call it The Great Turnaround.

It was not very many years ago that the Wilmington chapter of Legatus, the Catholic businessperson’s group, confronted a dwindling membership that had fallen to somewhere around 10 people.

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Anthony Fontana set for Philadelphia Union after Holy Angels School

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CHESTER, Pa. – This time of year, high school seniors are busy with any number of pursuits. Picking a college, looking forward to a prom and booking a house in Dewey Beach for Senior Week are just a few of the thoughts that fill the heads of many 17- and 18-year-olds.

That is not the case for Anthony Fontana. The Newark resident and graduate of Holy Angels School is laser-focused on March 3, which is opening night for the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. Fontana, who turned 18 in October, will be in Chester, Pa., beginning his career as a professional soccer player.

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Tears of joy for Eagles fans include memories of loved ones

February 5th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese, Uncategorized Tags: ,

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Those not from our area might believe they understand the flood of emotions coming from people after the Philadelphia Eagles ended their franchise Super Bowl drought and claimed their first NFL Championship since 1960.

They think they get it. Other teams have had long droughts, some longer than the Eagles.

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Big ‘Night to Shine’ comes to tiny Kent Island

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CHESTER, Md. – Paige Bailey is very excited for a special prom next Friday, Feb. 9, more so than she was when she attended the prom at Kent Island High School last year.

“She realizes this one is really special,” said her mother, Bridgitte Bailey. “Most of her classmates have not been to [the high school] prom but will be at this one.”
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Sister Mary Bertha Hennessy, one of first Oblate Sisters in U.S., dies at 91

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CHILDS, Md. — Sister Mary Bertha Hennessy, the last of the five Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales who founded the order’s ministry in the United States, died Jan. 28 in Childs. Born in England of Irish descent, the 91-year-old had been a member of the Oblates since 1948. Read more »

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Priest barred from ministry in 1997 indicted for sex with minor

February 1st, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese

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Diocese of Wilmington priest John A. Sarro — who has been barred from ministry since 1997 — was indicted this week for having sexual intercourse with a minor in the early 1990s.

Sarro, 76, was among 20 priests in 2006 identified by the diocese as having “admitted, corroborated or otherwise substantiated” allegations of sexual abuse of minors. This week’s indictment by a grand jury in New Castle County accuses him of first-degree unlawful sexual intercourse and second-degree unlawful sexual contact in the early 1990s.

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Ji Seong-ho, highlighted in State of Union, spoke at Archmere in 2015

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EDITOR’S NOTE: As is customary, President Donald Trump illustrated acts of courage by numerous people throughout his State of the Union speech. Presidents since Ronald Reagan have chosen to invite people who have demonstrated specific acts of bravery, courage and kindness to be held up as beacons of strength. One such person Tuesday night was Ji Seong-ho, a Korean who overcame long odds to escape North Korea. In 2015, he spoke to Archmere Academy students and described his difficult plight. Below is Dialog staff writer Mike Lang’s article from the local event in November 2015.

By Mike Lang
Dialog staff

CLAYMONT – A North Korean man, who risked his life to help support his family as a boy and then again in an attempt to find freedom away from his homeland, visited Archmere Academy recently to tell his story of torture, persistence, escape and reward.

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St. Anthony of Padua Church sets dates for ‘Via Crucis’

January 30th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: ,

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St. Anthony of Padua Church invites people to participate in its 2018 presentation of the Via Crucis, a live re-enactment of the last days of Christ by area schoolchildren.

The one-hour performance, blending traditional music, pantomime, and the words of the Gospel is staged at 7:30 pm at St. Anthony’s Church, 905 North DuPont Street in Wilmington. Performances are Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, Friday, Feb. 23, Friday, March 2, Friday, March 9, Friday, March 16, Friday, March 23 and ending on Good Friday, March 30.
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