A collection of attorneys of various faiths committed to the examples set by Saint Thomas More.
Each committed to promoting and fostering high ethical principals,
assisting in the spiritual growth of its members and encouraging
interfaith understanding and brotherhood.
The 27th Annual Dinner of the
St. Thomas More Society
The Saint Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Wilmington is pleased to announce that Victor F. Battaglia, Sr., Esq. will receive the Monsignor Paul J. Taggart St. Thomas More Award at the Society’s Annual Dinner. Mr. Battaglia is a former President of the Delaware Bar Association.
He received the University of Delaware Medal of Distinction, the Outstanding State Chair Award from the American Bar Association, and the James H. Gilliam Award for his efforts on behalf of the American Heart Association.
Monthly First Friday Mass
September through June, on the First Friday of every month, the members of the St. Thomas More Society are invited to attend Mass and Breakfast at the Wilmington Club located at 1103 North Market Street in Wilmington. Rev. Leonard Klein will celebrate Mass at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast to follow.
The breakfast ends promptly at 8:40 a.m.
Cost for the breakfast is $30.00 per person.
On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine - The Most Reverent W. Francis Malooly will address the Society about the Diocese at 6:30 p.m.
The Annual meeting will also be held on that time.
Welcome to the home of the St. Thomas More Society of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington!
The Saint Thomas More Society of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington is a collection of attorneys of various faiths committed to the examples of Saint Thomas More. The Society’s patron was born in 1477 and educated in Oxford. He married and had one son and three daughters. While Chancellor in the King's Court, he wrote works on the governance of the realm and in defense of the Faith. He was beheaded on July 6, 1535, by Order of King Henry VIII, whom More had resisted in the matter of the King's divorce. A layman, spouse, parent, learned jurist, scholar, and martyr, St. Thomas More was canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 19,1935.
Founded in 1988 with approximately 100 members of the Delaware bar, the Society has grown tremendously and has served the Diocese of Wilmington and members of the local bar. In the pages within, we invite you to learn more about the Society's past, present, and future as well as opportunities to get involved with the Society.
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“God said, "Thou shalt not kill" - does the theft of a little money make it quite all right for us to do so? If it's said that this commandment applies only to illegal killing, what's to prevent human beings from similarly agreeing among themselves to legalize certain types of rape, adultery, or perjury? Considering that God has forbidden us even to kill ourselves, can we really believe that purely human arrangements for the regulation of mutual slaughter are enough, without any divine authority, to exempt executioners from the sixth commandment? Isn't that like saying that this particular commandment has no more validity than human laws allow it? - in which case the principle can be extended indefinitely, until in all spheres of life human beings decide just how far God's commandments may conveniently be observed.”
― Thomas More