Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
January 23-24, 2020
Washington, DC - March for Life
January 26, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 28, 2020
Aurora - 8:10 a.m., Catholic Schools Mass at Aurora Central Catholic High School
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January 31, 2020
West Dundee - 9:00 a.m., School Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church
February 2, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 2, 2020
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Mass for Scout Sunday at the Cathedral
February 3-5, 2020
Dallas, Texas - National Catholic Bioethics Center Workshop for Bishops
February 6, 2020
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Diocesan Finance Council Meeting at the DAC
February 8, 2020
Mount Carroll - 4:00 p.m., Pastoral Visit at SS. John and Catherine Church
February 9, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 9, 2020
Sterling - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
February 10-12, 2020
Fontana, WI - Winter Clergy Conference for Diocesan Priests at The Abbey
Upcoming Events

Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Placement test

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

All You Can Eat Chili and Vegetable Soup Supper

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Open House

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Care Givers Coffee

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Statement from Bishop David J. Malloy

Our Church is again profoundly shocked by scandal this week. We first learned of allegations of grave sins involving Archbishop Theodore McCarrick earlier this month. Now, through a Grand Jury Report from six dioceses in the State of Pennsylvania, we learn of further grievous crimes and moral failures dating back some 70 years.

Since 2002, the Church in the United States has undertaken rigorous efforts to address the scandal of sexual abuse, particularly as it relates to minors. Since my consecration as Bishop of Rockford in 2012, I have written and spoken a number of times to detail those efforts. I have also taken the opportunity to apologize to the victims of sexual abuse within the Church.

I take the occasion of these horrific reports to apologize again. I apologize to any who have been victims of sexual abuse by the clergy. It still bears repeating that one instance of abuse, is too many.

Beyond this apology, I promise to you, the faithful people of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford to continue our stringent efforts to protect ALL people as well as the holiness of our bishops, priests and deacons. As your bishop, I will continue working with the lay leadership of this Diocese in carrying out practices and policies for Safe Environments in all our local churches and ministries. I will also continue to work with the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to bring about the changes called for by the president of the USCCB, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, that are necessary to heighten our efforts to provide safe environments in which we can confidently practice and live out our lives of faith.