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The “Holy Goalie” Bishop Paprocki of Springfield on “The Religious Freedom & Marriage Fairness Act” in IL

January 4th, 2013, Promulgated by DanielKane

The good Bishop Paprocki of Springfield has weighed in on the proposed Illinois legalization of same-sex marriage. Known as the “Holy Goalie” in that he is an avid amateur hockey player; the good Bishop is one solid fellow and both a civil and canon lawyer. The letter to his flock is here. He is a vocal shepherd that understands that the crozier both gathers the lamb and beats the wolves.

A taste –

Our state’s elected lawmakers will soon consider a bill called “The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.” A more fraudulent title for this dangerous measure could not be imagined. The proposed law is, in truth, a grave assault upon both religious liberty and marriage. All people of goodwill, and especially Christ’s faithful committed to my pastoral care in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, should resolutely oppose this bill and make their opinions known to their representatives.


4 Responses to “The “Holy Goalie” Bishop Paprocki of Springfield on “The Religious Freedom & Marriage Fairness Act” in IL”

  1. annonymouse says:

    It is so encouraging to hear of strong, fearless Bishops. Perhaps he will bring his goalie pads East sometime in 2013?!!?

    For more encouragement, I found this quote of his on Wiki: “…for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.”

  2. Ben Anderson says:

    +Paprocki really hit this one out of the park.

  3. Scott W. says:

    Out of curiosity, did the the priest make use of the usual pretense? That is to say, after the Gospel, did the priest give a quickie dud homily and then “turn it over” so to speak? Or did she just start rolling into it right after the Gospel? Not that it is acceptable either way of course.

  4. Dr. K says:

    I think this comment is for the St. Ambrose lay homily post ^

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