Bishop Bars Catholic Senator from Communion

In response to the fourteen Catholic senators who voted against a bill that would have prohibited abortions at the point when an unborn child can feel pain, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield has barred Senator Richard Durbin from receiving Communion in his diocese.

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Bishop Paprocki Boldly Rebuts His Detractors

11810605_sEver since he issued internal communication to the clergy and staff of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois on same-sex marriage and related pastoral issues, Bishop Thomas Paprocki has been under fire for allegedly attacking the LGBT population; however, he’s not about to give in to LGBT bullies and their allies and has published a brilliant defense of the Church’s teaching upon which it was based.

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Bishop Confronts “Catholic” Governor for Approving Civil Unions

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois is taking on the state’s “Catholic” governor who claimed his faith is what led him to support a bill legalizing same-sex civil unions.

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Theologian Mocks Upcoming USCCB Conference on Exorcism

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

A well-known dissenting theologian is mocking plans by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to sponsor a special conference on the Liturgical and Pastoral Practice of Exorcism in Baltimore this November just before the bishops’ semiannual meeting.

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