- May 29, 2020
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has aspired for more than a decade to be the great Vatican whistleblower, but he may actually have made it more difficult for U.S. bishops to pressure the Vatican to reveal what it knows in the Theodore McCarrick case.
Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, died Saturday evening at the age of 71, after suffering what the diocese called “a cardiac event” the day before Thanksgiving.
Responses from U.S. bishops to the allegations against Pope Francis reveal divides in U.S. hierarchy.
Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison has reacted to criticisms of diocesan guidelines given to priests about conducting funerals for people in same-sex relationships. The Church loves everyone and invites them to encounter Jesus Christ, he said, adding, “so long as we live and breathe we are being called by the Risen Lord to know Him, to follow Him, and to be changed by Him.”
A new message from the Diocese of Madison in Wisconsin to the priests of the diocese laid out “general considerations” for priests asked to perform Catholic funeral rites by a deceased gay person’s family or same-sex partner, including whether “the deceased or the ‘partner’ was a ‘promoter of the gay lifestyle.'”