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.
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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.