Diocese of Wilmington Archives - Crux



  • Distraught, determined Little Sisters of the Poor cope with coronavirus

    Distraught, determined Little Sisters of the Poor cope with coronavirus

    • Mar 28, 2020

    The Department of Health and Social Services late in the evening of March 26 announced the first long-term care facility coronavirus-related death in Delaware and the first outbreak of positive cases in such a facility in the state.

  • Delaware priest says mother, siblings in his native Italy ‘stressed out’

    Delaware priest says mother, siblings in his native Italy ‘stressed out’

    • Mar 12, 2020

    So many people are keeping a close watch on the impact of coronavirus in Italy and elsewhere, but few are paying closer attention than Father Stanislao Esposito. The pastor of St. John the Baptist-Holy Angels Parish in Newark, Delaware, was born in Naples and his mother, Teresa, 83, two sisters and a brother are among family members who currently live in his native country.

  • Sundays After: For survivor, routine brings some relief

    Sundays After: For survivor, routine brings some relief

    • Dec 19, 2019

    It’s been nine years since the trial that nearly killed John Vai.
    He sat for depositions by church attorneys who called him a greedy liar and accused him of enticing the priest. He saw a secret he’d spent 40 years trying to forget splashed across the pages of his hometown newspaper. In a Delaware courtroom, over six weeks, he laid bare the details of his sexual abuse as a teen by Father Francis G. DeLuca, a religion teacher at St. Elizabeth’s in Wilmington.