A few years ago the Cathedral of Madison burned and had to be razed. Various ideas for a new Cathedral are being explored. In the meantime, it was determined that, at the site of the old Cathedral, there should be erected Stations of the Cross. The Bishop of Madision, His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino set them up, appropriately, on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
There are lots of photos posted at Laetificat Madison, which blog also did some good gumshoe work on the Nuns On The Bus nonsense when they went ’round and ’round in the area.
One of the captions for a photo caught my eye:
Bishop Morlino spoke to us strongly before blessing the Stations, about defending our religious freedom and the contemporary phenomenon of Crosses being taken down from public places, by aggressive secularists who want to exclude any religious expression from the public sphere. The Cross is the sign we Christians are known by, he said, and must be visible. Here our dear bishop is blessing the 5th Station. Looking cool in sunglasses is his Master of Ceremonies, Fr Greg Ihm.
One interesting thing about this is that, The Freedom From Religion Foundation headquarters, Freethought Hall, makes a cameo in two photos. Look closely at that gray building. You can read “Freethought Hall” behind Bishop Morlino at the 5th Station.