It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Bishop Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison, WI. He was called home to Our Lord on November 24th, at approximately 9:15pm CST at the age of 71.
Bishop Morlino was a dear friend of the Napa Institute and a member of our Ecclesial Board of Directors. Just a few short weeks ago he joined us in Washington DC as a speaker at the Authentic Reform Conference, where he urged attendees not to give into the temptation to despair in these difficult times, for our hope is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.
Dad was never one to turn down the chance to make a speech. He would want his funeral to be no exception. So here we give voice to dad, taken from his speech at the Napa Institute 2015 Conference. In it, he quoted the great poem, “What Will Matter”, by Michael Josephson.
It is with a heavy heart and eyes turned to Heaven that we share with you the passing of our beloved board member, Mike Patterson.
He was called home to Our Lord at 3:45 AM this morning, Tuesday September 25th, surrounded in love by his family.
The culture of pilgrimage is rooted in religion. Faithful of many religions journey to locations around the world with spiritual significance and history. Traveling with a prayerful purpose heightens the mindfulness and meaning while exploring unfamiliar destinations and sights.
God always seems to ask us for more than we gambled on, or expected. And this is, in a word – everything. He wants it all. This is because…well, for one, he made us, so that makes sense. But all so and more importantly, because he knows he is worth it. Here I am merely quoting a line c
It all started in 1571, when the Catholic League entered into battle against the Ottoman Empire to protect Italy from invasion. The Turks were on a warpath to overthrow all of Europe, killing millions of people and forcing Islamic conversion on survivors. They had conquered the Middle East and Medit