Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison blows into the Sacred Chrism while mixing in fragrant mixture and consecrating it during the annual Chrism Mass at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison during Holy Week on April 11. Assisting him on the right is seminarian Grant Thies. To view or purchase photos, go to madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)
MADISON -- In response to what he called a “crisis” in the Catholic Church, Bishop Robert C. Morlino called for greater reverence in the liturgy during his homily at the annual Chrism Mass celebrated on April 11 at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison.
The bishop encouraged diocesan priests, starting in the fall, to emphasize the importance of people receiving Communion on the tongue while kneeling.
At the start of Mass, he thanked everyone for coming to the annual “great and unique celebration of our Chrism Mass . . . thanks to all of you from the heart.”
Below is the full text of Bishop Robert C. Morlino’s Homily at the Chrism Mass, Tuesday, April 11, 2017:
What a wonderful day to be together, preparing to celebrate the great mysteries of our redemption and actually initiating those mysteries in our celebration on Sunday, Palm Sunday, and again tonight.
It’s very interesting that recently a talk was given by Cardinal Robert Sarah, who is the Prefect, the head of the Office of Divine Worship in Rome. And in the name of the Holy Father, he is to give the rest of us guidance in our prayer and worship.
MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison was on hand as SSM Health St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison celebrated its expanded care opportunities for its long-term residents and the greater community.
The bishop told staff members at an April 7 dedication and blessing ceremony that he is “pleased with all the healing and all of the love that are communicated in such a way that patients are healed outwardly and inwardly by the wonderful care that they receive” at the care center.