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Encyclopedia > Delia Gallagher
Delia Gallagher on CNN.
Delia Gallagher on CNN.

Delia Buckley Gallagher (Born 11 March 1970) is CNN’s Faith and Values Correspondent. Based in New York, Gallagher was a long time CNN Vaticanologist and religious journalist. Prior to joining CNN full time, she lived in Rome for 7 years, where she wrote a weekly column for Zenit News Agency and was a contributing editor for the magazine Inside the Vatican. 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Cable News Network, usually referred to as CNN, is a cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner and Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although the latter is not currently recognized in CNNs official history). ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Vaticanologist is a term coined in the mid-to-late twentieth century to describe journalists, academics and commentators whose area of expertise is in studying and understanding the manner by which the Holy See and the Roman Catholic Church operates. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2. ...


California Girl

Delia Gallagher's parents, both Irish immigrants, met in America and wed in Ireland in 1969. Delia was born in San Francisco a year later and grew up in nearby San Jose, where her parents still reside. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

Her mother Deirdre, a native of County Kerry, Ireland, studied and lived in Madrid where she met Bing Crosby at a dinner given by the American Embassy. He later offered her a job as his children’s live-in Spanish teacher. After much prodding, she came to the US in 1966 and moved to the Crosby's lavish Hillsborough estate just outside San Francisco. Delia’s father, Cathal, is from County Donegal, Ireland and came to the US to study law at the University of San Francisco. County Kerry (Irish: Contae Chiarraí) is a county in the southwest of Ireland, in the Munster province of the Republic of Ireland, informally referred to as The Kingdom. ... Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain, as well as in the province and the autonomous community of the same name. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was one of the most popular and influential American singers and actors of the 20th century whose career flourished from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... County Donegal (Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county in the northwest of Ireland. ...

Mr. Gallagher is retired from United Airlines, and is a founding member of and resident playwright for the Quo Vadis Theatre Company, a Catholic repertory group in San Jose. Mrs. Gallagher currently runs The Gallagher Learning Centre, a tutorial service in Saratoga, CA. A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... Saratoga is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. ...

Delia is the oldest of five children and has four younger brothers: Charles, Michael, Peter, and Daniel.


A true Irish Catholic girl, Delia attended St. Joseph Cupertino School, St. Lawrence Academy High School, the University of San Francisco (she was an editor of The Foghorn, the school newspaper), and Blackfriars Hall, (founded by the Dominican Order) at Oxford University, where she got her MPhil in Theology. Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare Saint Dominic de Guzman saw the need for a new type of organization to address the needs of his time, one that would bring the dedication and systematic education of the older monastic orders to bear on the religious problems of the burgeoning population of cities, but... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Theology is reasoned discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason). It can also refer to the study of other religious topics. ...

Delia is fluent in Italian, Spanish, Greek, and Latin.

Pre-CNN Life

While still in college, Delia started working part-time as a writer at KCBS San Francisco. She later joined the AM News Radio station full time after graduation. Her former colleagues described her as "extremely nice, focused, and hard working" (Translation: No time for dating).

After graduate school, Delia joined the Oxford University Press (OUP) as a researcher and editor and was part of the team that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls CD-Rom. She moved to Rome in 1998 and started as a writer for Inside the Vatican. As a member of the Vatican Press Corp, she traveled with the late Pope John Paul II to Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, and within Italy. She also wrote a weekly column for the Zenit News Agency called “Rome Notes”, published every Thursday. 1998 (MCMXCVIII in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef WojtyÅ‚a (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as pope of the Roman Catholic Church for almost 27 years, from October 16, 1978 until his death, making his the second-longest pontificate. ...

Delia lived in the tony Parioli area in Rome and rode her Vespa around town. New Vespas The Vespa is a line of motor scooters that was first manufactured in Genoa, Italy in 1946 by Piaggio & Co, S.p. ...

CNN Life

Since joining the network in September 2005 as Faith and Values Correspondent, a beat created especially for her. Delia has filed several packages including reports on Intelligent Design, Vatican Rules on Homosexuality and the Priesthood, an interview with the author Anne Rice, and Hassidic Jews in Brooklyn. She also appears regularly as an expert on religious matters, most recently, on Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est. She is a regular contributor on “On the Story” and a frequent guest on Lou Dobbs, Live From… with Kyra Phillips, and Anderson Cooper 360. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat... Intelligent design (ID) is the concept that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. ... Since the first coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... A priesthood is a body of priests, shamans, or oracles who are thought to have special religious authority or function. ... Anne Rice Anne Rice (born October 4, 1941) is a best-selling American author of horror/fantasy books. ... Hasidic Judaism (Hebrew: Chasidut חסידות) is a Haredi Jewish religious movement. ... Main article: New York City A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: ), born Joseph Alois Ratzinger on April 16, 1927 in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany, is the 265th and reigning pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, and sovereign of Vatican City State. ... In the ancient Church, an encyclical was a circular letter sent to all the churches of a particular area. ... Lou Dobbs (born September 24, 1945) is the anchor and managing editor of CNNs hour-long weeknight program Lou Dobbs Tonight, an editorial columnist, and host of a syndicated radio show. ... Phillips on CNN. Kyra Phillips (born 1961) is a news anchor for CNN, where she has been reporting since October 1999. ... Anderson Cooper 360° (pronounced Anderson Cooper three-sixty) is a news show on CNN featuring Anderson Cooper as host and anchor. ...


Written Work

2004.09.04 Holy House of Loreto; New Saints; Marvelli and Suriano (Zenit)
2004.08.26 An Icon the Pope Hoped to Deliver Personally (Zenit)
2004.08.19 Cardinal Poupard on Enculturation; Olympic Peace (Zenit)
2004.06.24 Scrutinizing the Inquisition; "Mind-meld" on Trafficking (Zenit)
2004.06.10 John Paul II on Karol Wojtyla as Bishop (Zenit)
2004.05.27 Weigel on Just War Theory (Zenit)
2004.05.22 Cardinal Stafford on War and the Church's Thinking (Zenit)
2004.05.20 American Cardinal Raises Questions on Torture (Inside the Vatican)
2004.05.13 Fatima's New Church Moves Ahead; Critiquing the U.S. on Iraq (Zenit)
2004.04.29 Prodding the Pope; Iraq, the U.S. and Rome; A Gentle Nudging by Don Stanislaw (Zenit)
2004.04.01 Vatican Library Going High-Tech; Lady Carey's Journey (Zenit)
2004.03.25 Why the '60s Went Wrong; Candid Cardinals; Russell Shaw on the Church in the U.S. (Zenit)
2004.03.04 Vatican Study on Sex Abuse; "The Passion's" Casting Director (Zenit)
2004.02.19 Viewing the Finished "Passion": Brutal, but Not Gratuitous (Zenit)
2004.01.29 Ecumenism Inches Along; Help for AIDS Sufferers; Cardinal Kasper & Christian Unity (Zenit)
2004.01.22 Anti-Judaism in the Hitler Era; Rabbis and Reconciliation (Zenit)
2004.01.15 Eye to Eye With the U.S.?; A Ready Audience in D.C. (Zenit)
2004.01.08 Longtime Vatican Aide, Now a Bishop; "Semina Verbi" (Zenit)
2004.01.01 What Is Happening in Fatima?; Death in Burundi (Zenit)
2003.12.25 A Press Office at Age 50; Lateran Palace on Display (Zenit)
2003.12.18 Sympathy and Saddam; 2 Take Over Opus Dei Churches (Zenit)
2003.12.11 A Message of Peace on Solemnity of Immaculate Conception (Zenit)
2003.12.04 Food for Controversy; a Tale of Two Teachers (Zenit)
2003.11.27 On the Tridentine Mass, Liturgical Dance and Vocations; Cardinal Danneels Interview
2003.11.20 Italy Mourns; a Look at Depression (Zenit)
2003.11.14 Putin and the Pope; Iraq Revisited; a Cardinal Calls (Zenit)
2003.11.06 War on AIDS, and the 1940s Fight Against Communism; Vatican & Global Funds (Zenit)
2003.10.30 Crux of the Crucifix, and Over-80 Cardinals (Zenit)
2003.10.16 White Smoke Over the Sistine, and Music in St. Peter's (Zenit)
2003.10.09 Peace Prize, Papal Health, and Breaching the Catholic-Anglican Divide (Zenit)



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