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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Bishop Robert Morlino, RIP

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We are truly devasted to learn of the passing of the great Bishop Robert C. Morlino at 9:15 in St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin (the Feast of St. John of the Cross).  He was 71 years old.

After having survived a cardiac “event” the day before Thanksgiving, His Excellency took a turn for the worse. In your charity, please storm Heaven for the repose of  the soul of this good and faithful bishop.


Over the years, Bishop Morlino confirmed several of my children according to the traditional Rite of Confirmation, as his diocese had become something of a port in the storm for many displaced and disillusioned Catholic families. His kindness and pastoral solicitude for us--strangers in his diocese--was a great consolation and proof that God had not left our children spiritual orphans. 

He was surely one of the most charitable and pastoral bishops my children had ever been graced to know in person. And for that fine priestly example I'll be forever grateful to him and to God. 

Below are just a few examples of why we have supported Bishop Morlino over the years and why he will be so greatly missed:

Bishop Morlino Targets ‘Homosexual Subculture’ in the Church, Calls for Reparation to Sacred Heart of Jesus

Remnant Petitions Pope: Stand with Bishop Morlino

Bishop Morlino Consecrates New Abbess and New Church for the Benedictines of Mary

BOMBSHELL: Bishop Morlino Apologizes to the SSPX

Bishop Morlino fought the good fight and, for him, the race is now over. But Christ's poor Church, which the good Bishop served so well and for so many years, will surely mourn his passing for a long time to come. May he now intercede on behalf of us all--the flock with whom he stayed and kept careful watch--even when so many other shepherds had abandoned the flock either for fear of the wolves or because they'd decided to join them.  

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. Requiescat in pacem. 


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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.