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August 21, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 30   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Welcoming Bishop Morlino:
With celebrations throughout Diocese of Madison

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At the reception following Mass at St. William Parish in Janesville, Bishop Robert C. Morlino exchanges greetings with the Kris and Brian Hetzel family of St. Patrick Parish, Janesville. Sons Connor and Matthew stand by as their mother holds their sister Alannah, while brother Luke enjoys a brief nap in his father's arms. (Catholic Herald photo by Bill Boyce)

In Platteville

PLATTEVILLE -- "I learned something today," said Bishop Robert C. Morlino in his talk at the prayer service held at St. Mary Parish here Aug. 12.

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"It is flash mob. Two people get together on the Internet and then meet in person for 15 minutes saying and doing nothing.

"To me it makes no sense," the bishop admitted. "However, it is the best that a lot of people can do. There is nothing to fight about or disagree about. There is no conflict there.

"People have become isolated with a meaningless life. At least it is something they can do. However, in our culture, that is largely without hope or meaning, it does make sense."   Full story ...

In Janesville

JANESVILLE -- On Aug. 14, Bishop Robert C. Morlino, the new Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, made his first visit to Janesville.

He celebrated a vigil Mass honoring the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the people of St. William Parish and the surrounding area. A brief concert by the parish contemporary choir preceded the Mass.

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The local Knights of Columbus Honor Guard escorted Bishop Morlino into the church with Fr. John Auby, pastor of St. William. John Gordon was the master of ceremonies; servers were Tom Kennedy and Bob O'Leary.

Father Auby introduced Bishop Morlino to the congregation, welcoming him on behalf of the people of Janesville and Rock County. The congregation responded with a warm applause.   Full story ...

In Portage

PORTAGE -- People of the Diocese of Madison gathered for evening prayer with Bishop Robert C. Morlino at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish here Aug. 7.

We are called to carry the "wow" of the Eucharist to everyone in the world, said Bishop Morlino in his homily.

We find our best selves in Christ, he said, noting that with this knowledge we can be leaders in the world.

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