News Releases

  • Catholic Charities taking applications for energy assistance beginning July 5th June 22, 2017— (Wilmington, DE) — The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), administered in Delaware by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, will begin taking applications beginning July 5, 2017 for the upcoming heating season. This federally-funded program assists low-income Delawareans with heating bills through direct payments to home energy suppliers. The LIHEAP ...
  • Read Bishop Malooly’s response to a recent Delaware Voice in the News Journal in its entirety This is Bishop Malooly’s response to the April 11, 2017 Delaware Voice in the News Journal. The paper published a version that they edited in their April 13, 2017 edition. Here is the response in its entirety: April 12, 2017 It was disheartening to read the recently published Delaware Voice op-ed, endorsed by several clergy, which offered the ...
  • 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 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, ...
  • 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 ...