Support For Bishop Paprocki Urgently Needed
Support For Bishop Paprocki Urgently Needed
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Written by Jim Finnegan, IFI Board Member

Bishop Thomas Paprocki, exhibiting the true traits of a descendant of the original disciples of the Lord, responded with force to the sacrilegious “approval” of homosexual “marriage” here in Illinois. 

Bishop Paprocki has scheduled Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in reparation for the serious sin of same sex “marriage” at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Sixth and Lawrence.

Streets in Springfield on Wednesday, November 20 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.  This is approximately the same time that Governor Pat Quinn will sign into law the redefinition of marriage. Sadly, Quinn, who calls himself a Catholic, has by his actions on marriage separated himself from the Catholic faith. 

The context for this prayer service can be understood by recalling the words of Pope Francis when he faced a similar situation as Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 2010. On June 22, 2010, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio wrote:

At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts….Let us not be naive: this is not simply a political struggle, but it is an attempt to destroy God’s plan. It is not just a bill (a mere instrument) but a ‘move’ of the father of lies who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God….[T]oday the country, in this particular situation, needs the special assistance of the Holy Spirit to bring the light of truth on to the darkness of error, it need this advocate to defend us from being enchanted by many fallacies that are tried at all costs to justify this bill and to confuse and deceive the people of good will.

Bishop Paprocki said that same-sex marriage is contrary to the plan of God as expressed in sacred scripture (Genesis 1:27 and 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6, and Mark 10:6-9) and accordingly, those like Patrick Quinn, Michael Madigan, and all other politicians who enacted same-sex “marriage” legislation “are morally complicit as co-operators in facilitating this great sin….All politicians now have the moral obligation to work for the repeal of this sinful and objectionable legislation….We must pray for deliverance from this evil which has penetrated the state of Illinois and our churches.

The saying “unless we hang together at terrible times such as this, we will hang separately,” could not be more relevant. Bishop Paprocki’s efforts should be supported by all people of faith and good will. Let’s pray for a huge ecumenical gathering at Mass tomorrow. Make plans to attend as the first step in showing all that the correction of the misguided effort to redefine marriage and family has just begun. We must not be silenced in the face of such an affront to dignity and truth. 


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
524 E. Lawrence Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Phone: (217) 522-3342
: (217) 522-1151

Time:  Between 4-5 PM

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