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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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Blood Bank of Delmarva issues critical alert for blood donations

April 3rd, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags:

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The Blood Bank of Delmarva is issuing an urgent call today for blood and platelet donors to give now to help address a winter blood donation shortage. O negative and Platelet blood donations, in particular, are critically needed right now.

Severe winter weather with snow storms has had a tremendous impact on blood donations. More than 12 blood drives have been canceled in March causing more than 600 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. Further adding to the low supply was the flu season, as well as higher blood usage at several local hospitals responding to traumas.
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Sister Jean Rohe, teacher of generations, celebrates 100

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ASTON, Pa. — Over the course of her ministry in education, Sister Jean Clare Rohe spent 27 years in the Diocese of Wilmington. What makes that extraordinary is that her first assignment in the diocese began in 1938, and her final one concluded in 2004.

Sister Jean’s three assignments in Wilmington are just a part of what she has accomplished in her first century. She turned 100 on March 12, “a simple farm girl that made good,” she said a few days before the big one. Her congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, celebrated at Assisi House in Aston, Pa., with a day that included Mass in her honor and a party that brought together some 65 family members and friends. Read more »

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Teaching business in real-life setting pays off for Padua’s Bethann Higley

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WILMINGTON — Bethann Higley was looking for a change a few years ago when a local high school — where her daughter was a senior — had an opening. She just wasn’t sure it matched what she had to offer.

But Higley’s husband, Tom, encouraged her to apply for that position at Padua Academy. She has discovered in the nearly two years since she took the job that it was the right place for her and her workplace experience. Read more »

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Maryland budget passes with nonpublic school assistance

March 29th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags:

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The state operating and capital budgets passed by Maryland General Assembly this week include significant funding increases for Catholic and other nonpublic schools, specifically providing for additional school safety measures and scholarship assistance for low-income students and students with special needs.

The Nonpublic Aging Schools Program, which this year was named the “Senator James E. “Ed” DeGrange” program by members of the Senate, will now provide $7 million for capital improvements to Catholic and other nonpublic schools as part of the fiscal year 2019 capital budget. The allocation will continue to provide $3.5 million for deferred maintenance and infrastructure repairs and renovations, as well as an additional $3.5 million to assist schools in making their schools safer for their students. Schools will received funding for security upgrades on a per-pupil basis, with higher amounts going to schools with greater numbers of lower-income students.

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Bishop W. Francis Malooly’s 2018 Easter greeting

March 29th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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For the secular world, Easter is all about brightly colored eggs and chocolate bunnies. For us, Easter represents the fulfillment of the Good News of the Gospel — Jesus, who was crucified, is risen!
Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and God the Father raised Him and made Him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over cruelty, forgiveness over anger, truth over deception, and life over death.
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Bishop Malooly: ‘Share the Good News with others’

March 29th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: ,

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DOVER — More than 60 priests renewed their priestly promises Monday, March 26, while concelebrating with Bishop Malooly the annual Chrism Mass during which the bishop blessed sacred oils to be used this year in the 56 Catholic parishes in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
The Mass came during the most solemn eight days of the year for Catholics, ending on Easter Sunday. “During this Holy Week, we will once again remember, commemorate and celebrate the sacred mysteries of our redemption,” Bishop Malooly said in his homily.
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Maryland Catholic Conference announces new leadership

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The Maryland Catholic Conference announced today that Jennifer Briemann will succeed Mary Ellen Russell as the conference’s new executive director in June. Russell has served as executive director since 2008, and began working at the conference as associate director for education in 1995.

“It has been a joy to work in a professional capacity that so closely aligns with my personal beliefs and passions, and to work alongside colleagues who share that same dedication,” said Russell. “I’m grateful for the unwavering support and leadership that our bishops have devoted to the work of the conference throughout my tenure, and believe we have continued to have a significant impact on improving the welfare of some of Maryland’s most vulnerable populations.”

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Cindy Mann reinstated as principal of Padua Academy

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Cindy Mann has been reinstated as head of school at Padua Academy for the remainder of this school year, according to a statement released by St. Anthony of Padua parish.

Mann had been dismissed as the top administrator at the school after a dispute with St. Anthony’s pastor, Father Nicholas Waseline.

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Oblates say resolution at Padua Academy derailed by lawyer

March 26th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: ,

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Leaders of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales religious order of priests said they were part of discussions to resolve the employment dispute involving the former principal of Padua Academy, but said talks were sidetracked by an attorney representing the ex-principal.

Cindy Mann was dismissed earlier this month from her job as top administrator at Padua Academy, according to a statement issued March 26 by St. Anthony’s of Padua parish. Padua Academy operates as part of St. Anthony’s and Mann had reported to the parish pastor, Father Nicholas Waseline, an Oblate priest.

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