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Response to Scandal:
Bishop Morlino’s Letter to the Faithful

Posted: August 24, 2018

In response to the newest revelations of scandal in the Church, the Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, has published a thoughtful Letter to the Faithful in his diocesan newspaper. A friend of Thomas Aquinas College, Bishop Morlino was on campus just last spring, when he served as the 2018 Commencement Speaker and received the College’s highest honor, the Saint Thomas Aquinas Medallion.

“We as a Church must cease our acceptance of sin and evil. We must cast out sin from our own lives and run toward holiness,” His Excellency writes. “We must refuse to be silent in the face of sin and evil in our families and communities, and we must demand from our pastors — myself included — that they themselves are striving day in and day out for holiness. We must do this always with loving respect for individuals but with a clear understanding that true love can never exist without truth.”

President Michael F. McLean has recommended His Excellency’s letter to members of the Thomas Aquinas College community as an example of the clarity and charity, fidelity and resolve that this grave crisis demands. Please pray for abuse victims and their families, for the Church, and for Bishop Morlino in his ministry.

Bishop Morlino at Commencement 2018

The Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, at Commencement 2018