2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 4, 2018 - Introduced by Representatives Tranel, Allen, Ballweg,
Bernier, Jacque, Knodl, Krug, Murphy, Mursau, Ott, Rodriguez,
Skowronski, Snyder, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Vos, Wichgers, Tusler and
Vorpagel, cosponsored by Senator Marklein.
AJR119,1,1 1Relating to: Relating to: the life and public service of Bishop Robert C. Morlino.
AJR119,1,32 Whereas, Robert Charles Morlino was born on December 31, 1946, in Scranton,
3Pennsylvania, to Charles and Albertina; and
AJR119,1,64 Whereas, Robert Morlino attended the Jesuit-run Scranton Preparatory High
5School and, upon his graduation, entered the seminary for the Maryland Province
6of the Society of Jesus, being ordained to the priesthood in 1974; and
AJR119,1,117 Whereas, Father Morlino earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in
8philosophy from Fordham University and the University of Notre Dame,
9respectively, earned a Master of Divinity degree at the Weston School of Theology,
10and earned a doctorate in Moral Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University
11located in Rome; and
AJR119,1,1512 Whereas, Father Morlino taught philosophy at several Roman Catholic
13institutions, including Loyola College (Baltimore), St. Joseph University
14(Philadelphia), Boston College, the University of Notre Dame, and St. Mary's College
15(Indiana); and
1Whereas, beginning in 1981, Father Morlino served the Diocese of Kalamazoo,
2Michigan, where he administered several parishes; and
AJR119,2,43 Whereas, in 1999, Pope John Paul II appointed Father Morlino the Ninth
4Bishop of Helena, Montana; and
AJR119,2,65 Whereas, Bishop Morlino was appointed the Fourth Bishop of Madison on May
623, 2003, and installed on August 1 of that year; and
AJR119,2,87 Whereas, Bishop Morlino served the Diocese of Madison for more than 15 years;
AJR119,2,119 Whereas, Bishop Morlino received both the Cardinal von Galen Award and the
10St. Edmund's Medal of Honor in 2008, was honored by the Department of the Army
11in 2009 and, in May 2018, received the St. Thomas Aquinas Medallion; and
AJR119,2,1312 Whereas, Bishop Morlino ordained 40 men to the priesthood in the Roman
13Catholic Church; and
AJR119,2,1514 Whereas, Bishop Morlino died in Madison on November 24, 2018; now,
15therefore, be it
AJR119,2,18 16Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the legislature
17salutes Bishop Robert C. Morlino's public service and honors his achievements; and
18be it further
AJR119,2,20 19Resolved, That that the assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint
20resolution to the Diocese of Madison.
AJR119,2,2121 (End)