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Bishop visits Care Net Pregnancy Center
Thursday, Jun. 18, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
Bishop Robert C. Morlino holds a baby and is surrounded by children from Care Net’s Elizabeth House in Madison. (Contributed photo)

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison visited Care Net Pregnancy Center on June 2, surrounded by children of various ages who have lived in the Elizabeth House.

Care Net staff and volunteers were grateful for the opportunity to pray with the bishop. The children received a blessing from Bishop Morlino.

The faithful of the Diocese of Madison, led by the bishop, have provided ongoing support to the Elizabeth House for 10 years. The diocesan partnership with Care Net helped make the Elizabeth House a reality during the capital campaign, and their ongoing investment has helped provide a safe place to make a change for vulnerable moms and babies.

“We are deeply grateful to the Lord that we have the Elizabeth House here,” said the bishop, “in a setting where we can work together as Catholics and other Christians.”

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“We are grateful to Bishop Morlino and the faithful of the Diocese of Madison who have been instrumental in making it possible for women, babies, and families to be changed for generations over the past 10 years,” said Care Net’s Chief Executive Officer Liz Osborn. “We look forward to continuing to provide this safe and nurturing environment together with the diocese in the years ahead.”

The Elizabeth House, Care Net’s nine to 12-month goal-oriented residential maternity and parenting program, is designed to help pregnant women achieve stability and be prepared to care for themselves and their children.

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Christopher Padilla ordained to transitional diaconate
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jun. 18, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

MONONA -- Christopher Padilla was ordained by Bishop Robert C. Morlino as a transitional deacon on Friday, June 5, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Monona.

Bishop Morlino thanked everyone for coming to the “night of great joy.”

Deacon Padilla is a member of the Society of Jesus Christ the Priest.

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