Bishop Thomas Paprocki (Springfield)

Statement from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki on Senate Failure to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Children’s Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2018 SPRINGFIELD — I agree completely with His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, who called the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable... read more

Bishop Paprocki Responds to Fr. Martin

“Father Martin gets a lot Wrong in Those Tweets” By Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Catholic Times: There has been quite a bit of consternation since I sent an internal communication to my clergy and staff last month that was unfortunately leaked to the public concerning my “Decree... read more

Illinois Bishop Decrees: No Communion and No Funeral Rites for Same-Sex Couples

By Gage Cohen | June 23, 2017 | ( - Before LGBT Pride celebrations begin in Chicago this weekend, Bishop of Springfield Thomas Paprocki issued a formal decree calling on all members of the Catholic faith to enforce the Church’s longstanding policies on the issue of... read more

Bishop Paprocki Sets The Record Straight

Bishop Paprocki Sets The Record Straight The Truth about Receiving Holy Communion for Divorced and Remarried Catholics Bishop Thomas John Paprocki’s Editorial to the State Journal Register It is important to set the record straight about some incorrect statements made by John Freml in... read more