Wednesday, September 12, 2007

White Mass in Milwaukee


Bishop Morlino of Madison will celebrate the ANNUAL WHITE* MASS on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Josaphat, South 6th Street and Lincoln Avenue in Milwaukee. October 18th is the Feast of St. Luke, patron of the medical profession and a martyr.

Bishop Morlino will be the homilist "Proclaiming Christ as Healer" and speaker after the mass presenting "An Examination on the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care." Bishop Morlino served as chairman of two committees within the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) - the Bishops' Committee on the Diaconate, dealing with matters concerning the ministry of permanent deacons, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Health Care Issues and the Church, responding to moral and theological questions surrounding specific health care situations. In 2005, Bishop Morlino became Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) which conducts research, consultation, publishing and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences. Also, Bishop Morlino was appointed to the Board of Visitors for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). This board is a federal advisory committee created to maintain independent review, observation and recommendation regarding operations of the institute. Bishop Morlino was elected vice-Chairman of the Board of Visitors at their November 2005 meeting. Most recently Bishop Morlino was appointed to the USCCB Bishops' and Presidents' Committee which seeks to encourage the Catholic identity of institutions of higher education. in 2006, Bishop Morlino gave the address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on "The Dictatorship of Relativism."

A light supper and dessert reception will immediately follow the mass in the Basilica Undercroft. No reservations are needed; open to the public; $5-$10 donation gratefully accepted. Information: (262) 644-9662 or;

Physicians, health care professionals and workers, their families and patients are invited. Concelebrants welcome!

*"White" refers to the traditional white color of the garb worn by medical professionals.

Michael G. White, M.D.
President, Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association

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