Bishop Thomas Paprocki (Springfield)

Updated: Bishops respond to ‘totally unacceptable’ USCCB agenda letter

The Pillar, May 26. 2021 Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco called an effort to push Eucharistic coherence from the USCCB’s June agenda “unacceptable,” and called for U.S. bishops to engage in more mutual prayer, and a free and honest debate on the issue. Cordileone is... read more

Amazon blocks review of pro-life devotional book that reviewer said helps her pray to end abortion

'Why would Amazon ban this comment? They apparently support abortion and are afraid of prayer' By Pete Baklinsk, LifeSite News, April 15, 2021 April 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Amazon refused to publish a woman’s review of a pro-life devotional book that she said in her review helped her... read more

Paprocki ignites debate — again — when religion and politics collide

By Steven Spearie, The State Journal-Register, October 24, 2020 The spiritual leader of Roman Catholics in central Illinois said abortion remained a “preeminent priority” for Catholic voters in the Nov. 3 presidential election, a reflection of a letter U.S. Catholic bishops released last... read more

Bishop Paprocki: Catholic Church Can Provide a Clear Path for COVID-19 Response

Catholic principles of ordinary and extraordinary means of preserving life can aid society’s approach to pandemic, the Illinois bishop says in a recent essay. By Judy Roberts, September 18, 2020 As the coronavirus shutdowns stretched into months, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield,... read more

Diocese of Springfield issues new guidelines for local schools and parishes

Parishes told to add Masses, if necessary, to keep maximum attendees under 250. By Mark Schneider, WGEM, March 13, 2020 The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois issued an update regarding Masses, parishes, and schools under it's jurisdiction in regards to concerns of the coronavirus. The... read more

US bishop declares ‘person cannot change his or her gender’ in new pastoral guidelines

Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki clarified policy on gender dysphoria to protect church and school leaders 'from being pressured and intimidated.' By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite News, February 11. 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Illinois– In a sensitively worded but thoroughly-grounded-in-truth... read more

Pro-life mom beats world record for fastest half-marathon while pushing baby stroller

By Martin Barillas TULSA, Oklahoma, December 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A pro-life mother accomplished a world record for fastest half-marathon while pushing her baby daughter in a stroller. This happened despite race officials’ objections to the pro-life messaging she and her teammates put... read more

US bishops giving Fr. James Martin a huge victory with deafening silence on his LGBT advocacy

By Doug Mainwaring September 26, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — At a pivotal moment — as the future direction of the Church regarding the aggressive infiltration of LGBT ideology hangs in the balance — the bishops of the United States have squandered an enormous opportunity to shut down pro-gay... read more
Archbishop Chaput

After Chaput warning, bishops weigh in on Fr. James Martin

Catholic News Agency, September 21, 2019 Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 20, 2019 / 10:40 am (CNA).- After the Archbishop of Philadelphia urged caution regarding the message Fr. James Martin, SJ, other bishops have weighed in on Martin’s message regarding homosexuality and Catholicism, as Martin and... read more

Pockets Of Light . . . Let’s Stand By Our Good Shepherds

By Joseph Matt, Wanderer, June 27, 2019 Amidst all the chaos, scandals, ambiguous interpretations, and assaults on Catholic teaching within the Church today — it is difficult not to be discouraged as a Catholic. The continuing barrage of scandal and apostasy emanating from the highest... read more

Paprocki vs. Cupich on Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians: Who’s Right?

By Dan Banke, OnePeterFive, June 20, 2019 On June 5, in reaction to radical new pro-abortion laws passed in the state of Illinois, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield issued a decree “declaring that Illinois legislative leaders who promoted and voted for the act … are not... read more
Bishop Paprocki, Springfield, IL

Bishop bans Communion for abortion-rights supporters