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  • Bishop Malooly to lawmakers: Say no to physician-assisted suicide

    The leader of more than 150,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Wilmington is urging voters to tell their legislators that government has no business making end-of-life decisions and that lawmakers should vote down a physician-assisted suicide proposal.

    Bishop W. Francis Malooly, in a letter to members of the Delaware General Assembly, highlights nine chief concerns he believes should eliminate the bill from consideration, including the proposed legislation’s requirement of “physicians and others to make intentional misstatements on official records.” The bishop says a doctor signing a death certificate “must list the underlying terminal illness as the cause of death.”

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  • Diocese of Wilmington set to celebrate 150th anniversary

    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 aMass 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.
    A 150th anniversary committee co-chaired by Father Joseph McQuaide, chancellor of the diocese, has been busy researching various aspects of diocesan history and making plans for the next 12 months.

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