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Bishop Robert C. Morlino's Schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Written by Pam Payne   
Thursday, Sep. 03, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

Sunday, Aug. 30, to Friday, Sept. 4, 2015: Preach Retreat, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, Neb.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015: Year of Consecrated Life Pastoral Series with Cistercian Sisters, Valley of Our Lady Monastery, Prairie du Sac

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015: Meeting with Board of Madison Diocesan Religious Educators Organization, Bishop O’Connor Center, Madison

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 5:30 p.m.: Celebrate Annual Red Mass for Legal Professionals, St. Patrick Church, Madison

A word of caution about the Society of Saint Pius X Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Written by Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison   
Thursday, Aug. 06, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
This column is the bishop’s communication with the faithful of the Diocese of Madison. Any wider circulation reaches beyond the intention of the bishop.

The 50 years since the close of the Second Vatican Council have been tumultuous for the Church. Forces both inside and outside of the Church tried to distort and exploit the council and the post-conciliar liturgical reforms to create a new Church after their own image.

Too many of us endured years of sloppy or irreverent liturgy and mushy or even unorthodox preaching and catechesis. Too often when we voiced our concerns we were ignored.

Most of the faithful Catholics who saw this happening fought hard for a “reform of the reform.” Sadly, others decided that the only way forward was to work outside of -- and sometimes against -- the hierarchical Church and its structures.

This was the choice made by the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), a worldwide society of priests best known for its strong opposition to the post-conciliar reform of the Mass. The Masses that they celebrate in their own chapels according to the 1962 Missal have attracted sizeable communities of the lay faithful, even here in the Diocese of Madison.

Appointments (August 1 2015) Print E-mail
Saturday, Aug. 01, 2015 -- 6:27 PM

Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General, announces the following priest appointments made by Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, effective Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, and announced at weekend Masses of Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2, 2015:

• Rev. Fr. Brian D. Dulli, to pastor, St. William Parish, Janesville, per canon 522, for a term of six years with the possibility of renewal, from pastor, St. Peter Parish, Ashton, and St. Martin of Tours Parish, Martinsville.

• Very Rev. Fr. Tait C. Schroeder, to pastor, St. Peter Parish, Ashton, and St. Martin of Tours Parish, Martinsville, per canon 522, for a term of six years with the possibility of renewal, remaining as Judicial Vicar of the Tribunal of the Diocese of Madison.

• Rev. Msgr. Donald J. Heiar, Jr., from parochial administrator, St. William Parish, Janesville, remaining as pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Janesville.