Thank you to Father John Zuhlsdorf for remembering His Excellency, Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, WI on his tenth year as Bishop.
I had the pleasure of meeting my Bishop right after Benediction following the public Eucharistic Procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi this year. He was kind, warm and thrilled when I told him that he was one of my main factors in deciding to move to Madison!
He responded with a jolly Santa-like laugh and thanked me with a hug when I told him I had escaped from NJ. A lovable, charitable man.
I wanted to write a personal tribute to Bishop Morlino but I have taken some time off since July 17th to spend tome with Sarah (@CatholicTeen) before she goes to Boot Camp with the National Guard in August. there are many things to do and so I am cross-posting FatherZ’s piece which is wonderful.
Thank you, Father Z!
Bp. Morlino … ad multos annos
On 1 August 2003, His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino was installed as Bishop of Madison. Madison, one of the great liberal bastions of these USA, has been described by some as “47 square miles surrounded by reality”.
Happy 10th anniversary of ministry in MadCity.
With his clear eye fixed on the Church’s mission and doctrine, and his sense of humor, and his willingness to be attacked in the liberal press (and in Madison that’s just about the only kind) Bp. Morlino has been a source of encouragement for many in these cultural wars we are experiencing.
You could in a small way express your congratulations to Bp. Morlino for this milestone by sending online a donation to the Diocese. In the last 10 years the number of seminarians has quintupled, nearly sextupled, from 6 to about 35. To this this strains the budget – but in a good way – doesn’t quite capture the need. Click HERE.
Last year I heard with my own ear him tell the seminarians that he wanted them to know the Extraordinary Form before he ordained them.
More from Father Z, just go HERE!