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Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois has issued an official decree declaring that any Catholic politician who voted for a pair of radical pro-abortion laws recently passed in the state must refrain from receiving Communion until they have been reconciled with Christ and the Church.
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.
Ever 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.
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.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The latest movie in the Harry Potter series opened this weekend and sparked a new rash of warnings about how Potter and other occult fiction films and books encourage children to dabble in the occult.
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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