24 Nov 2018: Bp. Morlino – 1st anniversary – R.I.P.

Today, 24 November, is the 1st anniversary of the death of Madison’s former Bishop, Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary.

While I am confident in his eternal destiny, for he was deeply devout and he received the Last Sacraments with the Apostolic Pardon, and he has had many Masses said for him, nevertheless, please pray for the repose of his soul.

Frankly, I think that it was partly – mostly? – through his intercession with Mary, Queen of the Clergy … and maybe St. Ann, to whom he was devoted… that we received the wonderful new bishop, Bp. Hying.

Here is a video made just before, and obviously after, the death of Bp. Morlino, reposted for today.

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  1. Zephyrinus says:

    Deo Gratias.

  2. Kathleen10 says:

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, may he rest in peace. It’s sad.

  3. mo7 says:

    Rest in peace

  4. abdiesus says:

    Hopefully it isn’t considered out of place, but I was so saddened by the news of the “Extraordinary Ordinary’s” death, and now with Fr. Z’s acknowledgement of Bp. Morlino’s likely intercession in the vital matter of his successor in Bp. Hying, I can’t help thinking of Obi-wan’s last words to Darth Vader: “You cannot win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine!”
    Pray for us, Bp. Morlino: that through the intercession of Blessed Mary, Queen of the Clergy, and of St. Ann, we might obtain good replacements for *all* open Sees!

  5. ajf1984 says:

    I pray for the repose of the Extraordinary Ordinary’s soul every day, along with some other clergy who have passed through the veil. From a neighbor over in Arch Milwaukee!

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