Last night a Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated at Pine Bluff, WI, at St. Mary’s Church for the repose of the soul of the Extraordinary Ordinary… who shall wear that mantle in the future?… His Excellency, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, the late Bishop of Madison.
Priests from the Society of Jesus the Priest and of the Diocese were sacred ministers.
The Mass was preceded by the singing of Vespers from the Office of the Dead. The pastor, Fr. Heilman presided.
The evening continued with Solemm Mass.
After the Mass and before the absolution of the catafalque, yours truly gave the sermon.
Absolution of the catafalque.
When our loved one’s die, we must avoid canonizing them. We should pray for the dead, even when we are confident about the state of their souls. Always ask God for mercy and have Masses said for them and try to gain indulgences for them.
The whole world is watching this transition in Madison. Here is a tweet about a Mass for Bp. Morlino in the Diocese of Nellore, India.
Bishop Morlino and the Diocese of Madison are being prayed for around the world. Thank you to everyone offering masses for the repose of his soul. This was sent from the Diocese of Nellore, India pic.twitter.com/zVvLeekJsJ
— Diocese of Madison (@MadisonDiocese) December 6, 2018