Madison Catholic Herald
Virtual pilgrimage Print
Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

WAUNAKEE -- All area Catholics are invited to encounter Our Lady and St. Bernadette through a "Virtual Pilgrimage of Lourdes" which will take place at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 209 South St., on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m.

Call 608-849-5121 for more information.

A plenary indulgence can be attained by all those who attend the Virtual Pilgrimage, under the usual conditions.

The event is sponsored by North American Lourdes Volunteers,

Cardinal George dies after long fight with cancer Print
National-World News
Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

Cardinal Francis E. George, then archbishop of Chicago, gives a silk rose and medal of St. Gerard to a mother and daughter during a special Mass on Mother’s Day at Holy Name Cathedral. Cardinal George, 78, died April 17 after a long battle with cancer. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

CHICAGO (CNS) -- Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died Friday, April 17, at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.

His successor in Chicago, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, called Cardinal George “a man of peace, tenacity, and courage” in a statement he read at a news conference held outside Holy Name Cathedral to announce the death.

Overcame obstacles

Archbishop Cupich singled out Cardinal George for overcoming many obstacles to become a priest, and “not letting his physical limitations moderate his zeal for bringing the promise of Christ’s love where it was needed most.”

A childhood bout with polio had left the prelate with a weakened leg and a pronounced limp throughout his life.

With the cardinal’s death, the College of Cardinals has 223 members, of whom 121 are under 80 and thus eligible to vote for a pope.

Read Bishop Robert C. Morlino’s statement on the death of
Cardinal Francis E. George.
Funeral, visitation

Cardinal George’s funeral Mass is to be celebrated at noon Thursday, April 23, at Holy Name Cathedral, followed by a committal service at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines. The cardinal wished to be buried in the George family plot.

Prior to the funeral, Cardinal George’s body was received at Holy Name Cathedral the afternoon of April 21. The rite of reception was followed by a four-hour visitation period for the public, a prayer vigil for priests and seminarians, with visitation again open to the public until the cathedral closed.

An interfaith service was held on Wednesday, April 22, with visitation and a vigil conducted by lay ecclesial movements for the public through the night at the cathedral.

Celebrating Catholic schools Print
Our Catholic Schools

Happy Catholic Schools Week! This coming Sunday marks the beginning of a national, week-long celebration of Catholic schools.

In the Diocese of Madison, each one of the 43 Catholic elementary and high schools will be celebrating their students, teachers, parents, and all of the incredible success and achievements of their students as they learn and grow academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Proclaim Good News to the spiritually poor Print
Bishop Morlino's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison   
Thursday, Apr. 05, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,

A very happy Easter to you all!

On Tuesday of Holy Week, we celebrated our Diocesan Chrism Mass. This Mass, in which I bless and consecrate all of the Holy Oils that are used throughout the diocese for the year and distribute them to each of our parishes, is also the Mass wherein the priests renew the promises they made on the day of their ordination.

How do you like them apples! Print
From the Diocesan Administrator
Written by Msgr. James Bartylla, Diocesan Administrator   
Thursday, May. 30, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Msgr. James Bartylla gave the following homily at the White Mass held on May 19 at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison.

Greetings to our doctors, nurses, and all Catholic medical professionals, especially to those attending this “White Mass”, and thank you for your service and professional care to all of us who come to you in great need. Thank you too to the Catholic Medical Guild of the Diocese of Madison for arranging this “White Mass” and reception.

In the Gospel today for the fifth Sunday of Easter, we see moral evil confront Our Lord personally and directly. Judas leaves to do his “dirty work” and surprisingly Jesus exclaims at that moment, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.”


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