I have written to you before about His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin.
You might remember that Bishop Morlino had a change of view on the older form of Mass after Summorum Pontificum was released.
You might remember how he celebrated a Pontifical Mass in the older rite with the help of members of the Institute of Christ the King.
It seems that Bishop Morlino is paying attention to the Holy Father, understanding the message in Pope Benedict’s examples, documents and sermons, and is getting on board.
Now I receive this from a reader:
I found a wonderful homily by Bishop Robert C. Morlino of the Madison, WI diocese on the Feast of Corpus Christi. He talks about the reverence we should have when receiving the Eucharist. He talks to the congregation about how he set up 6 kneelers in the front of the church for the Mass and invites the people to receive Communion while kneeling and on the tongue.
Bishop Morlino – Corpus Christi Communion (VIDEO)
Bishop Morlino – Corpus Christi Homily (VIDEO)
Please share this. It is part of the Pope’s Plan.
I notice on the website of the diocese they have prominently displayed the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel!
What is this all about? You will recall that for his Mass in Rome at St. John Lateran on Corpus Christi Pope Benedict had a kneeler placed before him and he gave Communion to those who approached kneeling and only on the tongue. Check here and here to refresh your memory. He has also taken the sort of stand a Catholic bishop ought to take in the public square about the dignity of human life.
The Pope is teaching by example. And he isn’t just teaching liturgists or priests or even bloggers. He is teaching bishops. His way of celebrating Mass, with the Crucifix front and center, even celebrating ad orientem, giving Communion on the tongue to people kneeling, is an example to be followed.
Establishing a personal parish in Rome for the older forms of Mass and the sacraments was an example to be followed.
It sounds like Bishop Morlino gets it and he gets big WDTPRS kudos from us.