Tag Archives: D. Madison

“Whoa!” Brick by brick in the Diocese of Madison.

Here is a success story. In the little town of Fennimore, WI, Fr. Miguel Galvez of the Society of Jesus the Priest, implemented a restoration of the St. Mary Church. Before: After: There is an article about this church and the consecration … Continue reading

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The demise of a Brutalist church

I read at California Catholic Daily, that a church (non-Catholic) built in the Brutalist style is being torn down.  There is even a photo. This gives hope to us all.  Brutalist and church should never be in the same brain, … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: The fruits of ‘ad orientem’ worship in a parish.

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, who seems to have mastered perpetual motion, has a great letter to a priest posted at his place. You will recall that I posted photos of Fr. H dragging the table altar out of church … Continue reading

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Bp. Morlino on EWTN on current burning questions

His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino of the Diocese of Madison (aka “The Extraordinary Ordinary”) appeared with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN and spoke about a range of issues, contraception, divorce-remarriage, “pastoral approach”, Pope Francis’ video to Pentecostals, Francis’ alleged negative … Continue reading

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Archbp. Predergast restricts eulogies at funerals.

Do you remember that a couple years about Bp. Robert C. Morlino banned eulogies in the Diocese of Madison?  HERE Some people nearly lost their minds.  Morlino was only being a “good son of the Church”, as Pope Francis describes … Continue reading

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On Bishops as Culture Warriors. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Michael Sean Winters has a piece at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) in which he attacks both Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison (and the undersigned). MSW doesn’t like clerics who are “culture warriors”, you see. The Fishwrappers claim that “culture … Continue reading

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Why don’t as many men go to church as women?

Today is the 50th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium. What great fruits the liturgical reforms have produced!  Jammed churches, long confession lines, full schools, lots of weddings and baptisms, convents bursting, seminaries churning out priests as fast as they can be … Continue reading

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A study of the Sinsinawa Dominicans (hint: LCWR). Read and weep.

One of the stranger groups of women religious who belong to the LCWR crowd are the Sinsinawa Domincans, whose motherhouse is in southern Wisconsin, in the Diocese of Madison. You might review my post NUNS GONE WILD for a glimpse … Continue reading

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Fr. Z summoned to a Tribunal

It has finally happened. I have at long last – for my sins – been summoned on pain of censures to appear at an ecclesiastical tribunal.

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Video message from a Bishop to Catholic teachers as the school year begins

Here is a video message from His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino to Catholic teachers in the Diocese of Madison. As teachers workshops wind up around the country, and as schools begin again, and as this Year of Faith … Continue reading

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WSJ cartoon against Bp. Morlino with a workshop on the WSJ’s lack of professionalism

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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WISCONSIN: Bill for Ultrasound Before Abortion PASSED and SIGNED

Baby by baby. Talk about a new way of thinking about “emanations from penumbras”! From LifeSite: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bill for Ultrasound Before Abortion by Steven Ertelt Today, Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 206 (Sonya’s Law) into … Continue reading

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No. You may not park here.

A young man in the Diocese of Madison recently posted on his blog (HERE) a photo of the jolly sign at the chancery marking the parking place of the local bishop, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino. To wit… … Continue reading

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“Latin’s gone, peace is too; singin’ and shoutin’ from every pew.”

Someone sent me a PDF of a parish bulletin for St. Patrick’s Church in Madison, WI dated 7 Feb 1965. On the front page there is this poem. Latin’s gone, peace is too; singin’ and shoutin’ from every pew. Altar’s … Continue reading

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