News Releases

  • Bishop Malooly to Ordain Richard J. Jasper to the Priesthood on May 20th April 27, 2017 — (Wilmington, DE) — The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will ordain Rev. Mr. Richard J. Jasper to the Priesthood on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Sixth and West Streets in Wilmington, Delaware, it was announced recently. ...
  • Retired Delaware State Police Captain tapped to head Diocese of Wilmington Safe Environments Office April 10, 2017 — (Wilmington, DE) — Mr. Michael D. Connelly, retired Commander of the Delaware State Police Criminal Investigation Division, will become the Coordinator of the Diocese of Wilmington’s Office of Safe Environments, it was announced recently. Mr. Connelly spent 20 years as a Delaware State Trooper, and managed 35 detectives at the time ...
  • Bishop Malooly’s Holy Week & Easter schedule announced April 3, 2017 — (Wilmington, DE) — The Diocese of Wilmington has announced the Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly’s schedule for Holy Week and Easter 2017. The services over which the bishop will preside are some of the most beautiful liturgies of the Catholic Church and include the Chrism Mass, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, ...
  • Bishop Malooly’s Statement on recent anti-Semitic activities. February 28, 2017— (Wilmington, DE) — The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, issues the following statement regarding recent anti-Semitic activities around the country and in our community: Recent shocking acts of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries and the spate of bomb threats made against Jewish community centers across the nation, including ...
  • Year-long sesquicentennial celebration to begin March 3, 2018 Diocese of Wilmington announces plans for year-long sesquicentennial celebration 150thanniversary year to run from March 3, 2018 to March 3, 2019  March 2, 2017 – (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has announced plans to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding with a year-long celebration that will include special Masses and prayer services, pilgrimages, ...
  • “Catholic Forum” Lent & Easter program topics and guests. February 10, 2017 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — “Catholic Forum,” the radio program/podcast produced by the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington, has released a listing of topics and guests through Easter. The program, heard each Sunday morning on WDEL AM and FM in Wilmington; WAAI FM in Hurlock, Maryland; and via podcast, will ...
  • A statement from Bishop Malooly concerning executive orders on immigration February 3, 2017 My Dear Friends, In December, I had the pleasure of celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Holy Angels Church in Newark and Saint Paul’s Church in Wilmington – two of our larger Hispanic Catholic communities. During my time with them, I expressed my solidarity with them and the local, regional, and ...
  • Independent audit finds Diocese of Wilmington in compliance with Charter. October 14, 2016 — (Wilmington, DE) — The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has once again been found to be in complete compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the comprehensive action plan adopted by the U. S. bishops in 2002 to effectively deal with sexual abuse of minors by members ...