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Being ‘with the Lord’ Print E-mail
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Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino   
Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,

“With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption (Ps 130:7).”

We were reminded in the Responsorial Psalm of this past Sunday. And these are precisely the thoughts to which we should turn our minds and hearts as we come upon Holy Week, Easter, and the celebration of His Divine Mercy.

I would like to take a look briefly at the three major ideas in the above verse, “With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.”

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Bishop Robert C. Morlino schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:45 p.m.: Meet with Diocesan Coordinators of Family Life Ministry for Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana; Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, Madison

7:30 p.m.: Introduce St. Thérèse Lecture by Dr. Carolyn Woo, President of Catholic Relief Services, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, Madison

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 11 a.m.: Celebrate Palm Sunday Mass, St. Patrick Church Madison

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Celebrate Chrism Mass, St. Maria Goretti Church, Madison

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Preside at Tenebrae Service, St. Patrick Church, Madison

 
Finding hope and light in the darkness Print E-mail
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Thursday, Apr. 03, 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,

“Night is coming, when no one can work,” we heard in the Gospel reading of this past Sunday (Jn 9:4).

Jesus told his disciples: do the works of God while it is still day, “night is coming when no one can work.”

No one can work and, I might add, no-thing can work. And I would suggest that night has come.

Even as we’ve just marked the Sunday that we call “Rejoice Sunday,” we acknowledge that we have to rejoice in the truth. God gives us the grace to rejoice in the truth. And the truth is that the night has come and so no one and nothing can work -- but the splendid Light of the Resurrection will make that night as bright as day!

The story of the man born blind, which we encountered in the Gospel reading, is in many ways an allegory for our very own culture and our very own society. It is a culture and a society of death. A culture upon which night has descended, so nothing works.

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