See also past columns and past letters by Bishop Donald J. Hying.

From the Bishop
Embrace holy leisure Print
Bishop Hying's Column
Written by Bishop Donald J. Hying, Bishop of Madison   
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

We live in a frenzied culture of hyperactivity and stress; we probably all feel the pressure to do more, be more productive, and somehow find a perfect balance in it all.

To slow down, purposely do nothing for a while, and to rest is difficult in our sleepless, overstimulated culture. Yet, how can we hope to grow our prayer lives, deepen our relationship with God and others, and grow in our spiritual awareness if we never embrace holy leisure?

Beginning of new ministry dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Print
Bishop Hying's Column
Written by Bishop Donald J. Hying   
Thursday, Jun. 27, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

As I begin episcopal ministry in the great Diocese of Madison, the Lord has filled my spirit with joy, enthusiasm, and gratitude.

I am particularly thankful to Msgr. Jim Bartylla for his dedicated, effective, and loving leadership of the Diocese these past seven months.

Stepping into my new role has been easy because of his hard work. I am grateful to all the diocesan staff, the priests, permanent deacons, Religious, lay leaders, and the faithful who have all welcomed me with such kindness and love. I am already feeling very much at home!

Appointments (June 25, 2019) Print
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

Msgr. James Bartylla announces the following priest appointments made by Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, Bishop of Madison, effective June 25, 2019:

• Rev. Msgr. James Bartylla, to Vicar General, per canon 475 §1.

• Rev. Fr. Gabi López-Betanzos, JCL, confirmed in his existing office as Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Madison, per canon 1420, for the remainder of his five-year term, remaining as parochial vicar, St. John the Baptist Parish, Waunakee, and St. Mary of the Lake, Westport.