From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda:
Our hearts go out to the priests and faithful of the Diocese of Madison, who mourn the loss of their selfless Shepherd, Bishop Robert Morlino. As a seminarian and young priest, I was inspired by his love for Christ and His Church. An ardent promoter of vocations, he had a real gift for communicating the truths of our faith to young hearts. I will miss him as a friend and colleague. May he now rest in the loving embrace of the God he served so well.