Father Paschal A. Morlino, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has been pastor of Saint Benedict Church, Baltimore, for more than 30 years. He collaborated with Jordan Hainsey on the book about the windows of his parish, Wheels and Roundels.
Since his arrival in Baltimore the parish has tripled in size. Father Paschal has worked to provide low income housing for those on fixed incomes, including building 80 senior apartments. In recognition of this work, and in honor of his 25th anniversary as pastor in 2009, the 2600 block of Wilkens Avenue was renamed Paschal’s Way.
He has served as president of the Southwest Baltimore Presidents’ Council of Neighborhood Associations and in 1996 he was elected to represent the clergy of Baltimore’s Metro West section of the Urban Vicariate. As a result of this he has served on the Archdiocesan Priests Council, the Urban Vicariate Council and a is member of the Corps of Urban Pastors (council to the Urban Vicar).
In January 2010, he received the Distinguished Church Leadership Award by the Fullwood Foundation of Baltimore for “outstanding individuals who have pursued and achieved excellence in many initiatives that richly benefit others.” In May of that year he gave the commencement address at Belmont Abbey College, where he received an honorary doctorate degree of humane letters. In May of 2016, as he celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination, Saint Benedict Parish named its parish center Paschal Center.