November 28, 2018
We at the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter were saddened to hear of the passing of Bishop Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin this past Saturday, November 24th. A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, near where our headquarters are located, Bishop Morlino was ordained in 1974 and served as the Bishop of Helena, Montana before his appointment to the Diocese of Madison in 2003. A brilliant and educated man, Bishop Morlino earned his doctorate in Moral Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, with a specialization in fundamental moral theology and bioethics. He received countless awards for his work in defending the dignity of the human person from a wide array of entities, from Human Life International to the Department of the Army.
He was a stalwart shepherd in a time of turbulence in the Church, and a great friend of the Latin Mass who conferred minor orders at our seminary a number of times. Several Requiem Masses have been offered by priests of the Fraternity for the repose of his soul, and many more will be offered. We invite you to join us in prayer for the late Bishop. He will be greatly missed.
Bishop Morlino’s funeral Mass will be celebrated this coming Tuesday, December 4th, and will be broadcast by EWTN at 11am Central Time.
Réquiem aetérnam dona ei, Dómine: et lux perpétua lúceat ei. Requiéscat in pace. Amen.