Diocese of Springfield

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DC YouTube priest named bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts

Oct 14, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday appointed Fr. William “Bill” D. Byrne, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and the presenter of a... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield Illinois.

Illinois Catholics long for 'normal life' after governor announces lockdown plan

May 8, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Under current plans, groups of more than fifty people may not be able to gather in the state for another... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki. CNA file photo

Bishop Paprocki bars pro-abortion Illinois lawmakers from Holy Communion

Jun 6, 2019

The Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, has decreed that state legislative leaders may not be admitted to Holy Communion within his... Read more

Bishop Paprocki explains Catholic teaching: Repentance is for everyone

Jul 26, 2017

A prominent media priest who criticized Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s restatement of norms regarding church funerals “gets a lot wrong,” the... Read more

Bishop Mitchel Rozanski, appointed Bishop of Springfield June 19, 2014.

Auxiliary bishop of Baltimore transferred to Springfield

Jun 19, 2014

Pope Francis on Thursday appointed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, an auxiliary of the Baltimore archdiocese, as the head of Massachusetts' Diocese... Read more