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Continued: For oft-arrested Madison priest, social justice calling carries a price

  • Article by: DOUG ERICKSON , Associated Press
  • Last update: July 5, 2014 - 12:05 AM

Murphy organized a 25-hour session of prayer and fasting in protest of Morlino accepting the position. Still, mutual respect prevailed.

Morlino allowed the protest to occur at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, the diocesan headquarters. For his part, Murphy declined to criticize the bishop in the press, saying he owed it to Morlino to communicate his concerns directly.

Today, Morlino speaks highly of Murphy's devotion to a cause.

"Father Murphy knows the consequences of behavior and he accepts them," Morlino said. "He is in communication with the bishop, and I could not be more in support of him."

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