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Need more men/leaders like Bishop Paprocki. In fact, Archdiocese of Chicago needs a Paprocki, not a Cupich.

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/arti...-gay-lobby

Quote:SPRINGFIELD, Il. (ChurchMilitant.com) -Bishop Thomas Paprocki, head of the diocese of Springfield, Illinois, is calling out the gay lobby in the Church.
In a decree dated June 12, 2017, and titled, "Decree Regarding Same-sex 'Marriage' and Related Pastoral Issues," Paprocki declared that clergy or representatives of the diocese cannot bless so-called same-sex unions or provide church facilities or objects for events connected to gay weddings. He further asserted that people in same-sex sexual relationships cannot present themselves for Holy Communion, serve any ministerial role in a parish, and if they die unrepentant, they cannot have Catholic funerals.

After being attacked by many self-proclaimed Catholics, including popular homosexualist Jesuit Fr. James Martin, Paprocki doubled down, clearing up confusion cast by Martin.


In his July 9 letter, Paprocki noted, "The fact that there would be such an outcry against this decree is quite astounding and shows how strong the LGBT lobby is both in the secular world, as well as within the church."

Ah, Fr. James Martin. This guy is a piece of unholy work - just see his response to Bishop Paprocki. I wonder why Fr. Martin is so interested in the LGBT community because I find it so awfully strange. Me thinks he's not straight.