- Feb 23, 2020
A retired priest from the Diocese of Madison in Wisconsin, was charged with six counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child after an altar boy who served with him told police he was abused by the cleric at least 100 times between 2006 and 2010.
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.'”