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  • Cath Bishop: Marriage is ‘1st Domino of Civilization’ – When it Falls, ‘Fall All Subsequent Dominos’

    06/20/2014 6:15:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cnsnews ^ | June 16, 2014
    (CNSNews.com) – In response to a federal judge’s ruling that Wisconsin’s ban on homosexual marriage was unconstitutional, Bishop Robert Morlino, head of the Catholic diocese of Madison, Wisc., said the judge had “shaken one of the most precious and essential building blocks of our civilization,” and that when this “first ‘domino’ of civilization’” – man-woman marriage – is toppled, then “all subsequent ‘dominos’” of civilization fall.The bishop also said that in felling this first domino, “everything that is good, true, and beautiful, which is rooted in the natural family, is seriously threatened.”Back on June 6, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb...
  • US District Judge strikes down WI constitution’s marriage amendment. Bp. Morlino responds

    06/07/2014 2:46:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 7, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Legislatures don’t make the laws in these USA anymore. Judges nobody elected have taken over. They do whatever the hell they want in this new kritarchy.A case in point. A US District Court, Judge Barbara Crabb, struck down as unconstitutional Article XIII, Section 13 of Wisconsin’s state constitution, which reads: “Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state.” The people of Wisconsin voted in a...
  • Diocese bans Catholic school trips to center where students could ‘handle’ embryonic stem cells

    09/12/2013 11:46:07 AM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:49 EST | Ben Johnson
    MADISON, WI, September 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic schoolchildren will no longer take field trips to a center that conducts embryonic stem cell research and gives students the opportunity to handle the aborted cells, the Diocese of Madison has announced in a letter. Instead Catholic schools should find “morally acceptable means of meeting the educational objectives,” Michael Lancaster, the diocesan superintendent of Catholic schools, wrote in a letter released last Thursday.
  • Madison diocese bans school trips to research center

    09/09/2013 8:53:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    MADISON — Children who attend Catholic schools within the Madison diocese won’t be taking any more field trips to a renowned research center because it conducts research using embryonic stem cells. The Madison Catholic Diocese, which announced its decision in a letter Thursday, said the research at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery runs counter to Catholic teachings on the sanctity of human life, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Any plans to have students visit the center “should be halted immediately, and alternative, morally acceptable means of meeting the educational objectives should be utilized,” wrote Michael Lancaster, the superintendent of Catholic...
  • WSJ cartoon against Bp. Morlino with a workshop on the WSJ’s lack of professionalism

    08/09/2013 3:21:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 8, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Again and again we see liberals and the MSM (virtually all liberal) cherry-pick a quote of Pope Francis and then run with it as if, by itself, it actually means something profoundly in harmony with their liberal agenda.I saw this on the blog of Syte Reitz. She vivisects the choice by the editors of the Wisconsin State Journal to post an editorial cartoon which aims to pit Bishop Robert Morlino (of Madison) against Pope Francis.Context: on 1 August Bp. Morlino observed his 10th anniversary of being appointed as Bishop of Madison and there were articles in the paper about him.The...
  • It takes bravery to follow Christ as priests (Catholic caucus)

    05/06/2012 10:06:16 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 3 May 2012 | Bishop Robert C. Morlino
    It takes bravery to follow Christ as priests Bishop's Column Thursday, May. 03, 2012 -- 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. This past Sunday is often called, “Good Shepherd Sunday.” The word the Scriptures use is really not adequately translated in English as simply, “good.” The word really means, “honorable, worthy, noble,” or, “so excellent in every way that its goodness is itself beautiful.” And, in particular, our Gospel for this past Sunday (Jn 10:11-18) points out that the shepherd...
  • Bishop Morlino: Church is in 'the Truth business' and must respond to credibility crisis

    03/20/2009 6:11:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 268+ views
    CNA ^ | March 19, 2009
    Bishop Robert Morlino Madison, Wis., Mar 19, 2009 / 07:04 pm (CNA).- In a column published today by the Madison Catholic Herald, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, reminds Catholics that the Church’s real business is Truth, not conforming to subjective desires or cultural trends. Bishop Morlino also warns Catholics that they need to respond to what he describes as a "credibility crisis."In his reflection “at the midpoint of Lent,” Morlino recalls last Sunday’s Gospel reading about Jesus' reaction to the moneychangers and traders in the Temple. “I myself do not get angry often,” writes Bishop Morlino, “but sometimes I...
  • no defense intended (Wisconsin Catholic parish worker fired for feminist views)

    03/19/2009 11:42:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 1,236+ views
    Off The Record ^ | March 18, 2009 | Diogenes
    OK, so why did Madison's Bishop Robert Morlino pick a PR fight he will certainly lose, and which he must have known at the outset he would certainly lose? Well folks, you won't find out from the NCR article.Headlined, "Wisconsin parish worker fired for feminist views: Allowed no opportunity for defense nor to face accusers," Mike Sweitzer-Beckman's piece tells the story of Ruth Kolpack, long-time pastoral associate at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Beloit, who was just minding her own business when Morlino called her in and fired her. Kolpack said that when she met with her bishop...
  • Wisconsin bishop warns priests not to support same-sex marriage

    11/07/2006 7:29:19 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 503+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | November 6, 2006
    MADISON, Wis. (CNS) -- As the Nov. 7 election approached, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison warned his priests that he would consider "any verbal or nonverbal expression of disagreement" with church teaching on same-sex marriage "as an act of disobedience, which could have serious consequences." The bishop directed that each Mass during the Nov. 4-5 weekend include a 14-minute tape-recorded message from him in place of the homily. The message urged Catholics to support traditional marriage and to oppose the death penalty and embryonic stem-cell research. A constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages and an advisory measure asking...
  • Madison (WI) Bp. Morlino Installed

    08/02/2003 6:03:17 AM PDT · by ninenot · 7 replies · 89+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | August 2, 2003 | Tom Heinen
    Madison's new bishop stresses allegiance to church's truth Like Archbishop Dolan of Milwaukee, Morlino is called a 'people's man' By TOM HEINENtheinen@journalsentinel.com Last Updated: Aug. 1, 2003 Madison - Weaving theology with humor, newly installed Bishop Robert C. Morlino told some 700 Catholics on Friday in St. Raphael Cathedral that the Diocese of Madison should reach out to people in central Wisconsin with a "BLT." Although he had already quipped about his own portly stature and love of food, his vision of the 11-county diocese's mission focused on sharing the spiritual sustenance of Christ's teachings and Eucharistic sacrifice. "BLT -...