Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
September 15, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
September 15, 2019
Genoa - 10:00 a.m., Mass for the 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Catherine of Genoa at St. Catherine Church
September 15, 2019
McHenry - 4:00 p.m., McHenry Deanery DCCW Woman of Inspiration Dinner at The Church of Holy Apostles
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September 18, 2019
Rockford - 12:00 p.m., Catholic Women’s League La Promesse Luncheon at Cliffbreaker’s Restaurant
September 22, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
September 22, 2019
Rockford - 9:30 a.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Oratory
September 22, 2019
Maple Park - 4:00 p.m., DeKalb Deanery DCCW Woman of Inspiration Dinner at Sorrento’s Restaurant
September 28, 2019
Aurora - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at Holy Angels Church
September 29, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 1, 2019
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
October 1, 2019
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
Upcoming Events

Monday Evening Bible Study

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

La Promesse fundraiser

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fox Valley Women’s Bible Study

September 19 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am

Monday Evening Bible Study

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

Fox Valley Women’s Bible Study

September 26 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
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.