From the Bishop
Msgr. James Bartylla Calendar Print E-mail
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019: Celebrate Mass for and visit with incarcerated, Dane County Jail, Madison

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019: Attend Pope St. John Paul II Priest Training Program, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Center, Madison

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.: Celebrate Mass for Madison March for Life, St. Patrick Church, Madison; Celebrate Daily Mass, Bishop O’Donnell Holy Name Memorial Oratory, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Center, Madison

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, 4th bishop of Madison, dies at 71 Print E-mail
Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 -- 6:55 PM

MADISON -- The Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, died Saturday, November 24th, at approximately 9:15 pm at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was 71 years old. Please pray for the repose of his soul, for his friends and coworkers, and for all of the faithful of the Diocese of Madison.

As Bishop of Madison, Bishop Morlino’s three expressed priorities were: to increase the number and quality of the men ordained to the diocesan priesthood; to instill a greater sense of reverence throughout the entire diocese, especially through our worship of God, celebrated in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and to challenge Catholic institutions in the diocese to live out their professed faith in Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, through their ministry in the secular community.

Statement on Bishop Robert C. Morlino's health Print E-mail
Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 -- 8:16 PM

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bishop Robert Morlino was undergoing planned medical tests and had a cardiac event. Thankfully, he was in precisely the right place for such an event to occur and the healthcare professionals reacted expertly. At present, Bishop Morlino is resting and the doctors continue in their diagnostic and prognostic work. Per the Bishop’s preference, the decision was made not to trouble people for Thanksgiving Day, but at this time it is appropriate to notify the faithful and all people of good will, and to request your prayers. The Bishop is also very grateful to his healthcare professionals for their dedicated service.