Bishop Robert Morlino, RIP


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 faith 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:

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 fled for fear of the wolves.

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


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8 Responses to Bishop Robert Morlino, RIP

  1. Mary Anne says:

    So sad to hear of another holy Priest of God, Bishop Robert C. Morino, passing away … Please pray for us Bishop Morino. One wonders if they are dying of broken hearts. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him….” +++


  2. No doubt this pope will now ask Cupich, Wuerl, and probably even McCarrick down there doing “penance” in Kansas, who Morlino’s successor should be. And you can bet they won’t nominate anyone who might want to eradicate the homosexual network in the Church, as Morlino wanted to.

    It’s only a matter of time, though. The Gates of Hell well never prevail against the Church of Christ, but one day, sooner or later, they WILL prevail against the Church of Francis, and it will collapse.

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  3. kathleen says:

    Sad news! As one of those staunchly faithful bishops and a defender of the Traditional Latin Mass he will be greatly missed. Only two or three weeks ago I saw him giving his usual great witness to our Glorious Catholic Faith on EWTN’s ‘World Over’ programme.

    Fr Richard Heilman, of the Diocese of Madison (and who blogs at ROMAN CATHOLIC MAN), described Bishop Morlino as “a saint in our midst” and a “St. Athanasius against the rampant modernism in our times.” Fr Heilman said Morlino was “a dad to me and countless others.” (Catholic World Report)


  4. DonnaLiane says:

    It’s heart breaking to hear of yet another good one gone! Yet God is not random; He has a plan in all this! At least another intercessor in heaven – hopefully soon, if not already. eternal Father I offer You the Most Precious Blood of your Divine Son Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today- for all the Holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for those in the universal church, in my own home and in my family. Amen.
    Eternal rest grant unto Bishop Morlino, O Lord. Grant him Your Mercy and Salvation. ✝️


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  6. kathleen says:

    Thanks for that link Donna. Although I read Father Z’s blog with regularity I was away at the time he published this article and so I’d missed it.

    With Bishop Morlino’s untimely death the campaign of vilification against Archbishop Viganò has been stepped up (for his shocking revelations on the PF led Vatican sexual abuse cover-ups). Also, the now in hiding ++ Viganò has lost a loyal and courageous ally, but Bishop Morlino’s testimony remains and there’s nothing the lavender mafia can do about that.

    As I know you know, other faithful priests are joining in with their vindication and support for ++ Viganò. [See “Vatican spills the McCarrick beans, Part II”.]

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  7. geoffkiernan says:

    RJB at 1901, You make the distinction between the Gates of Hell NOT PREVAILING against Christ’s Church and the Gates of hell PREVAILING against Francis’ Church. Well said.
    It is a distinction that modernist fail to see of refuse to see and in fact use Our Lord’ Promise, to support and sustain their own arguments and the validity of the nice new (c)atholic (c)hurch.
    The gates of hell will never prevail against the O,H,Catholic and A, Church…. The other one? well that another story altogether.


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