Bishop Robert Morlino was born in Scranton, PA and entered seminary for the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 1974. His education includes a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Divinity Degree from the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a doctorate in Moral Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, with specialization in fundamental moral theology and bioethics. Bishop Morlino taught Philosophy at Loyola College, St. Joseph University, Boston College, the University of Notre Dame, and St. Mary's College. He was ordained to the episcopate on July 6, 1999, and he was installed as the Bishop of Madison, WI on August 1, 2003.