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Bishop Robert C. Morlino Schedule Print E-mail
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Thursday, Sep. 13, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, 12 p.m.: Offer Mass of Reparation for Sins Committed by Ministers of the Church, Bishop O’ Donnell Memorial Oratory, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Center, Madison

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, 5 p.m.: Celebrate Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and attend reception for the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, St. Norbert Church, Roxbury

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, 3:30 p.m.: Celebrate Mass and dedicate new gymnasium, Camp Gray, Reedsburg

Sunday, Sept. 16, to Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018: Presbyteral Assembly, Wisconsin Dells

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018: Presbyteral Council Meeting, Wisconsin Dells

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018: Depart for Diaconate Ordinations in Rome

 

 
Statement of Bishop Robert Morlino for August, 27, 2018 Print E-mail
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Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison   
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

In the first place, I would like to affirm my solidarity with Cardinal DiNardo and his statement on behalf of the USCCB, particularly in two respects: 1) In his statement, Cardinal DiNardo indicates that the recent letter of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, “brings particular focus and urgency” to the examination by the USCCB of the grave moral failings of bishops. “The questions raised,” Card. DiNardo says, “deserve answers that are conclusive and based on evidence. Without those answers, innocent men may be tainted by false accusations and the guilty may be left to repeat the sins of the past.” 2) And, Card. DiNardo continues, “we renew our fraternal affection for the Holy Father in these difficult days.”

With those convictions and sentiments, I find myself completely in solidarity.

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Bishop Robert C. Morlino's letter to the faithful regarding the ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church Print E-mail
Bishop's Letter

August 18, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ of the Diocese of Madison,

The past weeks have brought a great deal of scandal, justified anger, and a call for answers and action by many faithful Catholics here in the U.S. and overseas, directed at the Church hierarchy regarding sexual sins by bishops, priests, and even cardinals. Still more anger is rightly directed at those who have been complicit in keeping some of these serious sins from coming to light.

For my part — and I know I am not alone — I am tired of this. I am tired of people being hurt, gravely hurt! I am tired of the obfuscation of truth. I am tired of sin. And, as one who has tried — despite my many imperfections — to lay down my life for Christ and His Church, I am tired of the regular violation of sacred duties by those entrusted with immense responsibility from the Lord for the care of His people.

The stories being brought into light and displayed in gruesome detail with regard to some priests, religious, and now even those in places of highest leadership, are sickening. Hearing even one of these stories is, quite literally, enough to make someone sick. But my own sickness at the stories is quickly put into perspective when I recall the fact that many individuals have lived through them for years. For them, these are not stories, they are indeed realities. To them I turn and say, again, I am sorry for what you have suffered and what you continue to suffer in your mind and in your heart.

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