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  • [Barf Alert] Disenchanted Catholics look afield in Madison's Morlino era

    02/15/2018 10:53:13 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Peter Feuerherd
    At the 4 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Mary Church here, Fr. John Blewett recites the prayers with his back to the congregation. Only occasionally does he turn around to face the worshipers gathered on this typical Wisconsin winter afternoon of 9-degree temperatures. Blewett is accompanied by three altar boys (the parish prohibits girls from serving). His hands are neatly folded in the formal prayer position. At Communion, there are no lay ministers to dispense the sacrament. There is no small-talk banter among the congregation about the weather or football. The Mass is preceded by a half-hour recitation of...

    04/12/2017 3:43:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Roman Catholic Man ^ | April 12, 2017 | Fr. Richard Hellman
    For I have learnt for a fact that nothing so effectively obtains, retains and regains grace, as that we should always be found not high-minded before God, but filled with holy fear. –St. Bernard of ClairveuxLast evening, April 11, 2017, the Diocese of Madison joined with Bishop Morlino at the Chrism Mass. It was a glorious evening, with many of our priests in attendance.During Bishop Morlino’s homily, he alluded to a recent March 31 address by Cardinal Sarah, the “Vatican Liturgy Chief” (Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments). In his address, Cardinal Sarah...
  • Bishop Morlinos Move to Ad Orientem Masses in Madison

    09/06/2016 6:28:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 9/6/16 | Brian Williams
    This past weekend the Most Reverend Robert Morlino, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin made an announcement of great liturgical importance. Going forward His Excellency will be offering all of his Masses at the Cathedral ad orientem. Make no mistake about it, this is a major development on the liturgical landscape of American Catholicism. While Bishop Morlino is a strong supporter of the Traditional Latin Mass, and has offered it publicly on numerous occasions, his recent announcement pertains to Masses offered in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. This is the positive manifestation of Robert Cardinal Sarahs call...
  • Preparing future officers of the Church Militant and New Evangelization (Catholic Caucus)

    03/17/2015 2:40:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 16, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    A couple of nice TLM photos.His Excellency Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, celebrating Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form for seminarians at Mount St. Mary Seminary. The diocese has seminarians in formation there.Preparing future officers of the Church Militant. Readying to continue the New Evangelization with a solid priestly identity.
  • 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
    ( In response to a federal judges ruling that Wisconsins 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 constitutions 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 ^ | Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:49 EST | Ben Johnson
    MADISON, WI, September 12, 2013 ( 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 wont 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 WSJs 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 bishops 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 Churchs 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 Sundays 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 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 -...