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In spite of our sinfulness, God rescues us Print E-mail
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Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison   
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,

By the time that you read this, we'll likely have jumped right into Lent. It's one of those years in which the gap between the end of Christmas and the start of Lent is a bit abrupt. Nevertheless, in so many ways, the readings of this past Sunday end up being particularly fitting for a pre-Lenten exhortation -- especially in this Year of Mercy!

Bishop Robert C. Morlino Schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 11 a.m.: Celebrate Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Joseph Cox, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Portage

Diocesan Finance Council Board Meeting, Bishop O’Connor Center, Madison

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016: Attend Meeting of the Milwaukee Catholic Press Apostolate, Cousins Center, Milwaukee

7 p.m.: Preside and give reflection for Venite Adoremus young adult gathering, Bishop O'Connor Center, Madison

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, 11 a.m.: Preside and preach at Stational Mass, St. Patrick Church, Madison

3 p.m.: Preside over Rite of Election/Call to Continuing Conversion, St. John the Baptist Church, Waunakee

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016: Concelebrate Episcopal Ordination Mass of Most Rev. James Powers, Superior, Wis.

Bishop Morlino issues statement on Holy Thursday washing of feet ritual Print E-mail
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON — On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship announced that Pope Francis had issued the declaration that “from now on, the people chosen for the washing of the feet in the Liturgy of Holy Thursday may be selected from all the People of God, and not only men . . . ,” thus changing the rule and allowing women to be among those chosen to have their feet washed during the Holy Thursday ritual for the first time.

As with every change in the ritual or law of the Church, the practices and permissions in the Diocese of Madison will be in full accord with those of the Universal Church.

Upon learning of the announcement, Bishop Robert C. Morlino offered the following statement: