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Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill. spoke at the Athenaeum of Ohio Feb. 12 as part of the Le Blond lecture series. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Washington D.C., May 26, 2021 / 12:59 pm Another U.S. bishop has reproached efforts to delay discussion of “Eucharistic coherence” by the whole conference. “Sadly, there are some bishops and cardinals of the Church who not only are willing to give holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians, but who seek to

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Apr 5, 2021 / 04:16 am MT (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois doesn’t generally introduce himself as a runner. His first love is hockey, which, at nearly 70 years old, he still plays regularly. He even coaches the goalkeepers at a local Catholic

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 14, 2020 / 05:36 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday appointed Fr. William “Bill” D. Byrne, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and the presenter of a popular YouTube series, to lead the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts. Bishop-elect Byrne, 56, is also the

By Carl Bunderson Denver Newsroom, Sep 24, 2020 / 02:01 pm MT (CNA).- In an essay published this month, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois argued that months-long lockdowns in response to the coronavirus are an extraordinary means of saving life, and are therefore not morally obligatory and should