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May 22, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 20   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Breaking News ...

Bishop Morlino named Bishop of Madison

-- Last updated: 1:00 p.m.., Friday, May 23, 2003

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Most Reverend
Robert C. Morlino

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The Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, has named the Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino Bishop of the Diocese of Madison.

Bishop Morlino, 56, becomes the fourth bishop of Madison, succeeding Bishop William H. Bullock, who has served as Bishop of the Diocese of Madison since 1993. Bishop Bullock submitted his resignation at age 75 in accord with Canon Law on April 13, 2002.

Bishop Morlino has served the past four years as Bishop of the Diocese of Helena, a diocese covering the western and north central third of the state of Montana. The diocese, established in 1884, covers 52,000 square miles and has a total population of over 425,000, including over 67,000 Catholics. The diocese has 58 parishes and 39 missions. St. Helena Cathedral, in the city of Helena, is a state monument and arguably one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the United States.

Robert C. Morlino was born December 31, 1946, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. An only child, his father died while he was in high school, his mother in 1980. He was raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, graduating from Jesuit High School in Scranton.   Full story ...

Additional coverage ...
Bishop Bullock's Successor Named
Bishop Robert C. Morlino's Biography
The Bishop's Coat of Arms
Remarks from ...
  • Milwaukee Archbishop Dolan
  • Bishop Bullock
  • Bishop Wirz
  • Msgr. Swain
  • Fr. Stillmank

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Invitation to ordination

With praise and thanksgiving to God, our Father, the Most Reverend William H. Bullock, Bishop of Madison, announces with joy the ordination to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ of:

Diego Otoniel Cuevas
James Matthew Poster
Brian Joseph Wilk

Friday, May 23, 2003
7:30 p.m. at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison

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Pope: Celebrates 83rd birthday, names new saints

Economic uncertainty:
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Service trip:
Students lend a helping hand


• The Human Side
by Fr. Eugene Hemrick --
Priests' morale: Document from 1988 had some valuable insights

• Looking Around
by Fr. William J. Byron --
Memorial Day: A poet's perspective

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen -- Questions:
Word and Communion services; sin against Holy Spirit

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Book of Daniel canticle:
Approach God with a contrite heart

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Competition: Recognizing 'healthy' vs. 'harmful'

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Biographies of three to be ordained
to priesthood

Diego Otoniel Cuevas

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Rev. Mr.

Parents: Luz Mercida Rivera-Rivera (mother), José Rubén Cuevas-Martinez (father-deceased), and Luis Felipe Moya-Gonzalez (step-father), Hatillo, Puerto Rico

Educational background:

Grade school: P.S. 124, Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.; Escuela Intermedia Maria Libertad Gomez, Levittown, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

High school: Escuela Superior Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos, Levittown, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico  More ...

James Matthew (Jay) Poster

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Rev. Mr.

Parents: Rosellen and Fred Poster, both deceased

Educational background:

Grade school: St. Raphael School, Madison

High school: Edgewood High School, Madison  More ...

Brian Joseph Wilk

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Rev. Mr.

Parents: Rita and John Wilk, South Milwaukee

Educational background:

Grade school: St. Mary School, South Milwaukee

High school: South Milwaukee High School  More ...

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