Our shepherd Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois is fulfilling his responsibility as a shepherd to protect the integrity of the Holy Eucharist and clarify the unchanging Truths of the Church on the grave sin of abortion.
In June, he issued a public decree prohibiting pro-abortion Catholic lawmakers of Illinois from receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, citing the Code of Canon Law that those “who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion” (c. 915).
His Excellency declared that all Illinois Catholic legislators who voted for the state’s new Reproductive Health Act, or for the 2017 bill that legalized taxpayer funding of abortions, must not present themselves for Holy Communion before reconciliation to the Church through the Sacrament of Confession.
In return, he has been persecuted and slandered by the media and the public for his courageous action.
Through these loving and charitable acts of fraternal correction, Bishop Paprocki is encouraging sinners to abandon the path that leads to damnation and receive the healing, mercy, and salvation found only through Christ.
For his valiant defense of the Faith, I am presenting His Excellency Bishop Paprocki with Catholic Action’s Faithful Echo Award. The Faithful Echo Award is bestowed upon individuals who have performed an action to demonstrate fidelity to the Faith in word and deed. It is given in gratitude and in recognition of their courageous witness and uncompromising defense of human life, the Catholic Faith, and for their exceptional loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
When a bishop stands at the bell-tower of truth and rings the bell of fidelity, we the faithful have been given voices to clearly echo that bell.
Support a true shepherd who is following in the footsteps of The Good Shepherd.
Please send your message of support to Bishop Thomas Paprocki below!
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YOUR MESSAGE OF SUPPORT:
To: Bishop Thomas Paprocki | Springfield, IL
Thank you for fulfilling your pastoral duty and for your courageous defense of the Catholic Faith!
I wholeheartedly support your safeguarding of the Holy Eucharist and clarity on the unchanging Truths of the Catholic Church on abortion.
I agree that pro-abortion Catholic lawmakers should be forbidden from receiving the Body and Blood of Christ until they repent, because abortion and the support of it are grave moral evils.
For this reason, I add my name to Catholic Action’s Faithful Echo Award being presented to you, in gratitude and recognition of your courageous witness and uncompromising defense of the Catholic Faith, and for your exceptional loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church through this action.
Please be assured of my prayers for you and all the good shepherds within the Church!
May God bless you and continually grant you strength and courage in your endeavor to protect the integrity of the Eucharist, defend the sacredness of human life, and ensure the safety and fidelity of the laity within the Church!