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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