House Bill 74 would privileged secrecy that priests have in sacramental confession in cases related to child abuse or neglect. (Cottonbro Studio photo from Pexels)

Bill would remove confession privileges for child abuse

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A new bill would remove the privileged secrecy that priests have in sacramental confession in cases related to child abuse or neglect. In response, the Diocese of Wilmington put out a statement that calls the idea ‚Äúnon-negotiable.‚ÄĚ House Bill 74 is sponsored by Rep. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow, with 10 other Democrats and Republican Rep Dave Wilson, R-Seaford, listed as additional …

Diocese of Wilmington Blue Mass

Diocese of Wilmington to honor first responders, lawyers

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington will honor police officers, firefighters, EMTs and military personnel during its annual Blue Mass on Friday, Oct. 7. The mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, located at the corner of Cedar Street and South Clayton Street. The Diocese invites first responders and military personnel of any …

Bishop Koenig to join Pope Francis in prayer for Ukraine, Russia

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

The Most Reverend William E. Koenig, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Wilmington. In response to an invitation from Pope Francis, William Koenig, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, will join in a prayer of peace for the consecration and entrustment of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Koenig, along with …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review ‚Äď Feb. 27, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week‚Äôs Top Headlines Include: Headlines GOP backs lawsuit challenging early voting Corrections summit ends with apology to inmates, families Avian flu found in poultry farm after increased bird deaths there Culture Diocese of Wilmington to hold first-ever ‚ÄėReconciliation Monday‚Äô The Point at Cape Henlopen to close for season Delaware to celebrate Women‚Äôs History Month with historical events State park …

Diocese of Wilmington to hold first-ever ‚ÄėReconciliation Monday‚Äô

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

The Diocese of Wilmington on April 11 will hold its inaugural diocesan-wide ‚ÄėReconciliation Monday.‚Äô The event is designed to make it more convenient for Catholics to receive the sacrament at the end of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week in anticipation of the celebration of Easter. Catholics from throughout the Diocese are invited to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation …