News Releases

  • Catholic Charities to honor Pete and Susan Booker in April 2017 at Annual Tribute Dinner Pete and Susan Booker January 4, 2017 — (Wilmington, DE) — Pete and Susan Booker of the SmartDrive Foundation will receive the Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award at Catholic Charities Annual Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, will present the award at the ...
  • “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 ...
  • Catholic Charities extends Stock the Pantry food drive through March 2017 February 7, 2017— (Wilmington, DE) — Catholic Charities, Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington, again asks all its communities to “Stock the Pantry” by contributing nonperishable food goods in order for the agency to meet the continued high demand for food assistance. The food drive will continue through the month of March 2017. Catholic Charities is ...
  • Vocations Guild announces Annual Drawing Contest winners. Jan. 3, 2017 ~ (Wilmington, Delaware) ~ The Diocese of Wilmington’s Vocations Guild has released the names of the winners of the organization’s eleventh annual Vocations Drawing Contest. During Vocations Awareness Week in November 2016; first, second, third, and fourth grade students from Catholic schools and religious education programs throughout Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore ...
  • Bishop Malooly’s Statement on the appointment of Most Rev. John O. Barres as Bishop of Rockville Centre December 9, 2016 — (Wilmington, DE) — The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, issues the following statement on the appointment of the Most Reverend John O. Barres, Bishop of Allentown, as the Fifth Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York by Pope Francis: “We are very pleased and proud to learn ...
  • Saint John the Beloved and Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools earn 2016 National Blue Ribbon School Status September 28, 2016 — (Wilmington, DE) —The United States Department of Education announced today that two Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wilmington – Saint John the Beloved School in Wilmington, Delaware and Christ the Teacher Catholic School in Newark, Delaware - will be among the 279 public and 50 private schools across the nation to ...
  • Diocese of Wilmington releases a video about the life of Eastern Shore native, Father Paul Wattson January 11, 2016 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has produced and released a short video on the life of Maryland Eastern Shore native, the Rev. Paul Wattson, SA, (1863-1940) – also known as Father Paul of Graymoor – who may be the first person born in what is now the Diocese, ...
  • 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 ...