The late, great Extraordinary Ordinary, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, enjoyed Christmas. On Christmas Eve he had priest friends come for supper before his vigil Mass. That’s where, surely, we would be as I type this.
A dear friend sent me this video, which I had not seen when it came out. Coming right now, it has a sweetly bitter taste, like the panettone and prosecco which I have unfailingly had at this time of year for some 3o years, remembrance of a bitter sweet Christmas.
The loss of Bp. Morlino during The Present Crisis was a heavy blow. Many around the world now watch to see whom Rome will select to fill the empty shoes in Madison. I have handed my names up to God and I have offered the sufferings of my last weeks for the sake of his successor’s appointment.
I ask you, too, to pray. Ask God for a beautiful gift.
Thank you to Michael Matt and The Remnant for that video.