Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
November 18, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 25, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 25, 2018
Milwaukee - 2:00 p.m., Mass for 175th Anniversary of the Founding of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
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November 27, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
November 27, 2018
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
November 29, 2018
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Diocesan Finance Council Meeting at the DAC
December 1, 2018
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting at the DAC
December 1, 2018
Normal - 5:30 p.m., Mass for the Winter Meeting of the State of Illinois Knights of Columbus at Epiphany Catholic Church
December 2, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 2, 2018
Rock Falls - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation for St. Andrew, Rock Falls and St. Mary, Tampico at St. Andrew Church
December 4, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Retirees’ Christmas Luncheon at Giovanni’s Restaurant
December 7, 2018
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Advent Dinner for the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre at the Cathedral
December 9, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
Upcoming Events

Beauty and the Beast

November 17 @ 1:30 pm - November 18 @ 4:00 pm

Holiday Craft and Bake sale

November 18 @ 8:00 am - November 19 @ 2:00 pm

Annual Food Drive

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Remembrance Mass

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

28th Annual Quilt Exhibit

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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.