Diocese of Wilmington Blue Mass

Diocese of Wilmington to honor first responders, lawyers

Charles 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 …

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

Charles 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 …

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

Charles 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 …

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Medical aid in dying bill narrowly advances to House floor

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines, Health

A bill to allow mentally competent adult patients with terminal illnesses to request a prescription for life-ending medications was narrowly released from the House Health and Human Development Committee Tuesday.¬† The practice is often referred to by supporters as ‚Äúright to die‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúdeath with dignity‚ÄĚ and by opponents as ‚Äúphysician-assisted suicide.‚Ä̬† ‚ÄúMedical aid in dying‚ÄĚ is a neutral term …