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Bishop Robert C. Morlino Schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Thursday, March 23, to Sunday, March 26, 2017: Celebrate Subdiaconate Ordination, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, Neb.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017: Participate and attend Catholics at the Capitol, Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7 p.m.: Celebrate Mass and address UW-Platteville students, Platteville

 
Seeing and beholding the glory of Christ Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 -- 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,

How good it is for us to be here!

I’m hopeful that this sentiment was experienced at your own parishes this past Transfiguration Sunday.

I said it wholeheartedly as I offered the Mass and indeed, we should pray for the faith to proclaim, each and every blessed day, and especially when we stand at the foot of the altar, awaiting the Risen Lord, “How good it is for us to be here!”

What the Transfiguration is all about

The opening prayer of this past Sunday’s Mass tells us what the Transfiguration is all about. It says:

“O God, who have commanded us to listen to your beloved Son, be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word, that, with spiritual sight made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory.”

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Lent is a time to remember that God and Heaven should be our top priorities Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Thursday, Mar. 09, 2017 -- 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 readings for the first Sunday of Lent give all of us a general principle for evaluating our own lives and determining areas for growth during the holy Lenten season.

The First Reading reminds us of Satan’s successful deception of Adam and Eve, convincing them that pride, that is, disobedience of God, will enable them to be like God.

In fact, Adam and Eve are left in the Garden for the first time experiencing shame as they learn the hard way that the wages of sin never amounts to being like God, but rather the wages of sin is death.

God and Heaven are top priority

The Second Reading makes clear that disobedience and death really are the very same choice.

Disobedience and that assertion that “I know better than God!” leads me to place God and Heaven at a lower priority in my own life. Once this happens, it becomes progressively easier to make my goal something less-than-God, something less-than-Heaven.

But God and Heaven alone are the fullness of life, and ultimately to choose what is less-than-God or -Heaven as my top priority is to choose death.

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