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Bishop Robert C. Morlino Schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

Thursday, April 30, 2015 11 a.m.: Celebrate Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Roger Taylor, St. John the Baptist Church, Waunakee

Thursday, April 30, 2015: Celebrate Mass and attend dinner and presentation with Legatus of Madison, the Madison Club, Madison

Friday, May 1, 2015, 12 p.m.: Celebrate Mass and Groundbreaking Ceremony for Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center redevelopment project, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, Madison

Friday, May 1, 2015 : Meeting with Camino y Esperanza Group, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, Madison

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7 p.m.: Celebrate Regional Confirmation, Holy Mother of Consolation Church, Oregon

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1 p.m.: Celebrate Regional Confirmation, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Madison

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4 p.m.: Celebrate Regional Confirmation, St. Maria Goretti Church, Madison

Tuesday, May 5, 2015: Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation Board Meeting, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, Madison

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7 p.m.: Celebrate Regional Confirmation, SS. Anthony and Philip Church, Highland

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: Attend St. Thérèse Lecture “Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart: From Baghdad to Boston,” St. Christopher Parish, Verona

Bishop Morlino comments on death of Cardinal George Print E-mail
Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, offered the following statement April 17 on the death of Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago:

A brilliant beacon of truth has been extinguished from these earthly shores today.

I do not think that we’ll be able to understand fully the impact of Francis Cardinal George this side of eternity -- and that is how he preferred it.

I mourn for the loss of Cardinal George from this life, and yet, I cannot help but have hope in the Resurrection promised by the Lord for those who love Him.

The fire and passion of Cardinal George sometimes belied the deep and very real humility which characterized his life of service, and for this there is an easy explanation.

The seemingly limitless supply of confidence that animated him in his public life did not come from Francis George, but from His Lord and Master, Jesus Christ.

Cardinal George’s sure foundation and his unwavering faith rested in the promise of Christ to His Church. And, time and again, I witnessed that his ultimate and only goal was that Christ might be glorified in His Church.

Cardinal George was a tremendous leader of the Church in this country and a model of priestly service lived out in the life of a bishop.

As a friend, a brother, and one of the greatest Church leaders I have known, I will most certainly miss him.

Eternal rest grant unto Him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him.

Light will overcome darkness through faith Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino   
Thursday, Apr. 09, 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.

Dear Friends,

Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen! Let the whole world shine forth with joy! Alleluia!

In these days we recall the ultimate reality of our faith and the source of our joy and hope. Jesus Christ, in His victory over sin and death, has won the victory for each of us and for the whole world. The powers of sin and death are but passing things, which shall ultimately hold no power over the Creator of the world, and His Son, sent to redeem it.

Our Easter faith

As I mentioned in my homily at the Chrism Mass this past week, the realities of our Easter faith are essential to keep in mind, especially as we are living in the shadow of the horrible episode in the French Alps, wherein a plane was deliberately destroyed by one of the pilots. The man was sick, we pray for him and we pray for those whom he killed, 150 in total.

There is a great deal of effort being expended attempting to determine what led to this horror. And indeed, there seems to be some serious, clinically-diagnosed depression at play here.