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Catechetical Day recognizes those who teach the faith

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MAGNOLIA — When Catholics tell Father Matthew Guckin that they had a good Lent, he asks in return, “Are you having a good Easter?”

“The church gives up 40 days of Lent, but the church gives us 50 days of Easter,” Father Guckin told an April 14 Catechetical Day convocation for the Diocese of Wilmington, held at St. Thomas More Academy. Read more »

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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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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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Bishop Malooly celebrates Mass to launch Diocese of Wilmington 150th

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A few minutes before noon March 3, church sexton Bill Muzzi began pulling the long tower rope, bells pealing out to Wilmington for the start of an historic milestone.

“We still do it the old-fashioned way,” Muzzi said.

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2018 Annual Catholic Appeal goal to support programs

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Bishop Malooly notes generosity of those who have supported ministries in past years

Bishop Malooly has set a goal of $4,681,500 for the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal, which helps support more than 35 offices and ministries that provide aid to those in need, education, and emotional and spiritual support to people in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Read more »

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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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Annual Catholic Appeal tops $5 million for first time in diocese history

January 18th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: ,

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Collections for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal topped $5-million for the first time in history for the annual campaign that helps fund ministries and offices of the Diocese of Wilmington.

By the campaign’s January 9 close, $5,037,231 was collected from pledges totaling $5,173,756 as the campaign easily surpassed the goal of $4,523,000, according to the Development Office, which oversees the campaign.

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

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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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A look at 2017: Plans for ‘Rejoicing the Lord since 1868’

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A look back at 2017 shows promise for the church and its leaders and followers.

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Bishop Malooly Christmas message, Padua chorus focus of ‘Catholic Forum’

December 21st, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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The Christmas edition of “Catholic Forum,” the radio program/podcast produced by the Diocese of Wilmington’s Office of Communications, will feature Bishop Malooly’s Christmas message to the people of Delaware and Maryland’s EasternShore, and Christmas music performed by the Padua Academy Women’s
Chorus under the direction of Ms. Marion Jacobs and accompanied on piano by Ms. Airee Cha.

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