W. Francis Malooly
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|His Excellency, The Most Reverend
William Francis Malooly
|Bishop of Wilmington|
|Appointed||July 7, 2008|
|Installed||September 8, 2008|
|Ordination||May 9, 1970
by Thomas Austin Murphy
|Consecration||March 1, 2001
by William Henry Keeler, William Donald Borders, and William Clifford Newman
January 18, 1944 |
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Previous post||Titular Bishop of Flumenzer (2001–2008)
Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore (2001-2008)
|Motto||REJOICE IN THE LORD|
William Francis Malooly
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Early life and education
William Francis Malooly, who is known better as Francis Malooly or W. Francis Malooly, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended St. Ursula School in Parkville before entering St. Charles College in Catonsville and later St. Mary's Seminary and University in Roland Park.
Ordination and ministry
Malooly was Associate Administrator, and later Administrator, of the CYO Retreat House in Sparks from 1981 to 1984. He was then made Director of Clergy Personnel (1984) and chancellor and vicar general (1989) for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In 1990, he was raised to the rank of an Honorary Prelate of His Holiness. In April 1999, he was awarded the President's Medal by St. Mary's Seminary and University.
Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland
On December 12, 2000, Malooly was appointed auxiliary bishop of Baltimore and Titular Bishop of Flumenzer by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on March 1, 2001 from William Cardinal Keeler, with Archbishop William Borders and Bishop William Newman serving as co-consecrators, in the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
In addition to his role as an auxiliary, Malooly was later named Western Vicar of the archdiocese, serving the thirty-eight parishes and six missions in Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, and Washington counties.
In 2006, the Bishop received the Cardinal Shehan Award from the Archdiocesan Youth Office, an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg. He is also a member of the Knights of Malta, and of the Board of Trustees of Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Mary's Seminary and University, and Mount Saint Mary's University.
Bishop of Wilmington, Delaware
In October 2009, Malooly sought Chapter 11 protection for his diocese after obtaining financial settlements with victims of local child abusing priests.Cite error: A
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|Catholic Church titles|
Michael Angelo Saltarelli
|Bishop of Wilmington
|Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore