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Bishop Robert C. Morlino schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

Thursday, April 28, 2016: Attend Wisconsin Right to Life Benefit Dinner, Milwaukee

Friday, April 29, 2016, 11 a.m.: Celebrate Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Michael Klarer, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Monroe

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 4 p.m.: Concelebrate Mass with Wisconsin Bishops for Knights of Columbus State Convention, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 1 p.m.: Celebrate Regional Confirmation, St. Bernard Church, Middleton

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 5 p.m.: Celebrate Regional Confirmation, St. Maria Goretti Church, Madison

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7 p.m.: Celebrate Regional Confirmation, St. Joseph Church, Dodgeville

Thursday, May 5, 2016: Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation Board Meeting, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Center, Madison

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7 p.m.: Celebrate Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the Solemnity for the Ascension of Our Lord in the Extraordinary Form, St. Mary Church, Pine Bluff

God holds us in His hands at all times Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016 -- 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,

The readings of this past weekend speak a much-needed word of consolation, hope, and joy to each of us, in the here and now.

I don’t know about each of you (though I’ve heard from a number of you), but in my opinion there are a good number of reasons for concern in our times, and there’s good reason to wonder where things are going -- especially in terms of our national political scene.

But in such moments of uncertainty, the followers of Jesus Christ have always been able to consider the ultimate realities and to reflect back upon readings like those of this past weekend.

In the first place, we can consider the context of Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13:14, 43-52) as they have begun to go out and preach the Good News far and wide.

Appointments (April 16, 2016) Print E-mail
Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016 -- 9:12 PM

Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General, announces the following priest appointments made by Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, effective immediately, and announced at weekend Masses of Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, 2016:

• Very Rev. Fr. Paul Arinze, V.F., to parochial administrator, St. Patrick Parish, Janesville, per canon 539, remaining as pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Beloit, and Vicar Forane of the Rock-Green Vicariate Forane.

• Rev. Fr. Sanctus Ibe, to voluntary leave of absence as pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Janesville, for personal and ministerial reasons.