Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
September 29, 2020
Joliet - 10:00 a.m., Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Ronald A. Hicks, Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet, at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus
October 3, 2020
Aurora - 10:00 and 11:30 a.m., Confirmation at Holy Angels Church
October 4, 2020
West Dundee - 1:30 and 3:00 p.m., Confirmation for St. Catherine of Siena, West Dundee and St. Mary, Gilberts at St. Catherine of Siena Church
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October 4, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 4, 2020
North Aurora - 10:30 a.m., Mass for 50th Anniversary of Blessed Sacrament Parish at Blessed Sacrament Church
October 6-7, 2020
Virtual USCCB Committee Meetings
October 6, 2020
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Virtual Clergy Relief Meeting
October 6, 2020
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Virtual Presbyteral Council Meeting
October 8, 2020
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation as Pastor of Father Johnson Lopez at St. Edward Church
October 10, 2020
Elgin - 10:00 and 11:30 a.m., Confirmation at St. Thomas More Church
October 11, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter
October 13, 2020
Elgin - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation as Pastor of Msgr. Arquimedes Vallejo at St. Joseph Church
October 14, 2020
Elizabeth - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation as Pastor of Fr. Joachim Tyrtania for St. Mary, Elizabeth and St. John the Evangelist, Hanover at St. Mary Church
October 18, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter
October 20, 2020
Elizabeth - 12:00 a.m., Confirmation for St. Mary, Elizabeth and St. John the Evangelist, Hanover at St. Mary Church
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.