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Renewing our invitation to conversion Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino   
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,

I’m not certain how it accomplishes this each year, but Lent seems always to surprise me.

I just looked at the calendar and saw that Ash Wednesday is only two weeks away! It seems as though we’ve just finished marking the season of Christmas — with all of the joy and exuberance that that brings.

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Bishop Robert C. Morlino schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017: Present at Pope St. John Paul II Priest Training Program, Holy Name Heights, Madison

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2016: Presbyteral Council Meeting, Holy Name Heights, Madison

 
Make this Christmas a ‘silent night’ Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
This column is the bishop’s communication with the faithful of the Diocese of Madison. Any wider circulation reaches beyond the intention of the bishop.

Dear Friends,

The Book of Wisdom, Chapter 18, verse 14 says, “For while gentle silence enveloped all things, and night in its swift course was now half gone, Your all powerful word leapt from heaven, from the royal throne.”

It is a beautiful prophecy of the night of our Lord’s Birth. That’s why it’s the introit from the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas and it is a biblical reference, along with others, which give context to the beautiful Christmas hymn, “Silent Night.” Silence is part of the essential clothing, if you will, of Christmas.

The power of silence

Robert Cardinal Sarah, the Prefect for Divine Worship, has written a beautiful new book about the power of silence. Unfortunately, it is only available in French for now.

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