News Releases

  • Two history books to celebrate the Diocesan 150th anniversary are published. “Rejoicing in the Lord and “Family of Faith” now available through parishes or diocese. September 24, 2018 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — Two history books, “Rejoicing in the Lord,” and “Family of Faith” have been published to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, diocesan officials have announced. “Rejoicing in the Lord” is ...
  • * Bishop to celebrate Annual Mass of Remembrance at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro on Oct. 13th September 10, 2018 — (Dagsboro, DE) — The Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will preside at the 16th annual Mass of Remembrance at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery located at 32112 Vines Creek Road in Dagsboro, Delaware, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. All those who ...
  • Bishop’s 5K Run/Walk to benefit Catholic Charities outreach September 14, 2018— (Wilmington, DE) — Saturday, November 10, 2018 is the third running of the Bishop’s 5K Run/Walk, benefitting Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington’s outreach efforts. This year, the race is in a new location – Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway, Newark DE 19702. This event will bring the community together for a ...
  • * Independent audit finds Diocese of Wilmington in compliance with Charter. August 23, 2018 — (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 to deal with the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy and other church personnel.  The findings ...
  • Bishop Malooly responds to questions regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report August 21, 2018 — (Wilmington, DE) — In the wake of the grand jury report based on a two-year investigation by the state’s attorney general into sexual abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses, bishops and dioceses are responding to new questions regarding the crimes and sins of priests in the past and how the Church protects ...
  • Bishop Malooly issues statement on the assault on Rev. William Graney August 1, 2018 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, has issued the following statement regarding the July 30, 2018 attack on Reverend William Graney, Pastor of Resurrection Parish in Pike Creek, Delaware: “The Catholic community of the Diocese of Wilmington was shocked and saddened to ...
  • Statement regarding an incident at Resurrection Parish July 30, 2018 — (Pike Creek, Delaware) — Earlier today, the Reverend William Graney, Pastor of Resurrection Parish in Pike Creek, Delaware, was assaulted while at his office on the church grounds. Father Graney was taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital for treatment. A parish staff member who was in the office at the time, ...
  • Historic Queen Anne’s County, Maryland Church focus of new video July 16, 2018 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has released a new video tour of St. Peter the Apostle Church in Queenstown in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. The church was founded in 1765 by Rev. Joseph Mosley, a Jesuit missionary, during a period of vigorous repression of Catholicism in the English ...
  • Diocesan 150th Anniversary Custom Rosary now available July 10, 2018 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — A custom-designed, limited-edition, dark red and gold rosary is now available to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, diocesan officials have announce. The rosaries, manufactured in Italy by the Ghirelli Company, were blessed at the Vatican by Pope Francis on June 6, 2018 during ...
  • Diocese of Wilmington website gets new look, navigation June 27, 2018 — (Wilmington, DE) — The website of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington – www.cdow.org – has undergone a make-over. The site, which has been the Internet home for Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore Catholics since 2000, now has a new look and visitor-friendly navigation. “Every so often, websites need to be updated to ...