From the Bishop
Bishop Robert C. Morlino Schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, 10 a.m.: Preside and preach at Frassati Fest Mass, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 7 p.m.: Bless candles and celebrate Feast for the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) in the Extraordinary Form, Bishop O’Connor Center, Madison

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 5:15 p.m.: Celebrate annual White Mass for Madison Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, Holy Redeemer Church, Madison

Appointment (January 15, 2015) Print E-mail
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 -- 9:54 AM

Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General, announces the following from Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, effective as indicated below:

• Rev. Fr. Augustinus Hak Sun Kim, a priest of the Diocese of Incheon, to chaplain, Korean Catholic Community in the Diocese of Madison, per canon 564, effective January 15, 2015, replacing Rev. Fr. Sungmo Yu, a priest of the Diocese of Incheon.

Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General


Core of the Christmas and Easter Mysteries Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino   
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 -- 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.

Dear Friends,

Please let me first wish you every blessing of Christmas, and abundant blessings for the year to come — blessings of joy, health, and above all, always deeper faith.

Live in the glow of Christmas

I hope that you are continuing to live in the glow of the Christmas season, for we should remember that Christmas is not something that begins at Thanksgiving (or even as soon as Halloween has ended) and ends when presents are returned on December 26.

Our commemoration of Christmas should start on Christmas Eve and carry forward through the Epiphany and beyond. For indeed, Christmas should serve as an annual reminder of the tremendous gift and mystery of the Incarnation.

Christmas is a mystery

Christmas is a mystery, and there is a danger, between the commercialism and the outwardness of Christmas (all of the arguments about if and where you can put a Nativity Scene, and how you greet people), that the fact that Christmas is a mystery gets lost.

Christmas is a time when budgets get challenged, when people get defensive about their beliefs or lack of beliefs, and now where people have all kinds of parties as an excuse to eat and drink too much! (Not that I am immune from the fault of eating too much!) But Christmas is so much more!