Posts filed under Religious Freedom

The next, and likely even more aggressive, wave of persecution

Bishop Morlino says: It is unclear exactly what the Supreme Court decisions will legally mean in our country. The fact remains that marriage means something, and this something is from God and cannot be changed by us, our laws, or by our courts. The truth of marriage is an absolute, with which we have no… (read more)

Towards a sacred continuity

On Wednesday, at the annual meeting of the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison, I was elected to the organization’s board, together with youthful local blogger Ben Yanke, who just secured an internship with New Liturgical Movement blog, and Father John Zuhlsdorf, who is TMSM president, having been nominated for such by Bishop Morlino. Ben pointed… (read more)

Corpus Christi procession with Bishop Morlino

The Capitol Rosary Rally: it’s back, Thursday, June 20!

Thursday, June 20th at 7pm on the State Street Steps of the Capitol! There’s also an official Capitol Rosary Rally Website, which has some information, pictures and video from last year, as well as this new announcement. I believe you can click the image above for a large JPG version, or click here for a… (read more)

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

I often substitute-teach the 2nd grade catechism class. Today, Palm Sunday, we drew pictures of Jesus as King, and then on the back side pictures of Jesus “ecce Homo” during His Passion, crowned with thorns. I really liked their pictures! As you can tell from their drawings of Jesus, girls and boys are not interchangeable!… (read more)

Steve Petrica Ordained a Deacon

  On Sunday we had the great joy of the Ordination to the  Diaconate of Steve Petrica. Steve is a convert who had been a priest of the Episcopalian Church, of an “Anglo-Catholic” sort. As Bishop Morlino put it at the beginning Mass, the search for “a certain sacramental fullness” led Steve at last into… (read more)

A clean slate: Bishop Morlino abrogates all local canon laws

Very interesting diocesan news today: Bishop Morlino has wiped the diocesan slate clean of all the tangle of hundreds of local church laws. As of now, the diocese is governed simply by the Code of Canon Law, the internal legal system of the Catholic Church, without any laws specific to our diocese. The Madison Catholic… (read more)

Wonderful Catholic Happenings I Neglected to Blog

Bishop Morlino on the de-facto religious beliefs of Americans

Bishop Morlino was on a secular conservative talk radio program, the Vicki McKenna Show, yesterday. I looked up a podcast of this program. His interview starts at about 20:00. First, McKenna asks him about the “pathologically silly” belief that the world might end when the Mayan calendar ended, jettisoning their own core value system, to… (read more)

People, Look East

The latest splashed across the blogosphere is that Bishop Morlino talked in his homily last Sunday about the Mass celebrated ad orientem, with the priest facing in the same direction as the people. I was at that Mass, I liked what he said. He told us about Advent and the significance of looking east (as… (read more)

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