All are invited to join members of CUF’s St. Gregory VII Chapter in honoring Most Rev. Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, Ill. He is being recognized as a fearless and faithful voice in public support of Church teaching.
In June of 2019 he issued a public statement citing Canons 915 and 916, stating that “Illinois Catholic lawmakers who have promoted or voted for extreme abortion legislation are not to receive Communion.” His public announcement stated that he is a canon lawyer, and he consulted with other canon lawyers
throughout North America before issuing this decree. He also said, “Such persons are not to receive Holy Communion until they have celebrated the sacrament of reconciliation and displayed a public conversion of life.”
All are welcome to join us and hear Bishop Paprocki speak on “The Priesthood and My Work for Christ’s Church”. A social hour will begin at 5:00 PM; dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. Those RSVP’d by October 4th will receive a discount. Please RSVP no later than October 18th.