Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

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Pope Francis’ with Fr. Peter Harman, rector of the Pontifical North American College, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.

Rector Fr. Peter Harman to end term at North American College seminary in Rome

Oct 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Peter Harman has led Rome’s American seminary since 2016. Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield

Springfield, Illinois bishop won't deny Mass to mask-less Catholics

Sep 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The bishop of Springfield in Illinois is requesting that parishioners wear masks to Mass in compliance with a recent state... Read more

Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha in a 2011 photo.

Ex-seminarian's lawsuit resurrects 'orgy' allegation against Omaha archbishop George Lucas

Aug 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop George Lucas' previous diocese denies an orgy took place and stands by the findings of its internal investigation, which... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki consecrates the host during Mass.

Springfield bishop dispenses parishes from restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass

Jul 20, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The bishop of Springfield in Illinois on Monday dispensed two parish churches in his diocese from an article of a... Read more

Some Illinois dioceses permit reception of Communion on tongue

Sep 8, 2020

The Bishop of Peoria last week permitted priests in his diocese to distribute Communion on the tongue, as the Archdiocese... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois.

Bishop Paprocki provides pastoral guide on gender identity

Feb 10, 2020

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois issued a pastoral guide last month regarding diocesan policies on gender identity, expounding... Read more

State Capital Building in Springfield, Illinois. Via Shutterstock

Illinois lawmakers aim to repeal parental notification for minors' abortions

Jul 8, 2019

The move follows the enactment of a state law recognizing a “fundamental right” to abortion in the state.  Read more

Senator Richard Durbin (public domain image)

Change your heart, change your abortion votes, Bishop Paprocki tells Sen Durbin

Feb 22, 2018

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois has reiterated that U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin should not receive Holy Communion due... Read more