Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

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Bishop Thomas Paprocki consecrates the host during Mass.

Springfield bishop dispenses parishes from restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass

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

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

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

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

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