Bishop Paprocki Supports Priest Who Denied Communion to Pro-Abortion Senator Dick Durbin


Paprocki3Bishop Thomas Paprocki has once again shown his resolute courage in defending the Faith.

He’s also shown that he supports his priests when they make tough decisions for the good of the faithful, and that’s something we don’t always see.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Dem., Planned Parenthood) is a Catholic, a democrat, and an outspoken supporter of abortion.

But let’s not be redundant.

Anyway, the pastor of Durbin’s home parish in the Diocese of Springfield, probably thinking that offering the Holy Eucharist to a rabid apostle of genocide would be a bit awkward, and maybe slightly offensive to certain people, like Jesus, did the reasonable thing (and the correct thing under Canon Law 915) and told Senator Durbin, sorry, no Communion for you.

And Bishop Paprocki’s response?  That’s my priest, yo.

Quoth the shepherd:

“Senator Durbin was informed several years ago by his pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish here in Springfield that he was not permitted to receive Holy Communion per canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law,” Paprocki wrote. “My predecessor upheld that decision and it remains in effect. It is my understanding that the senator is complying with that decision here in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.”

There’s something comforting about a bishop who acts like a bishop.  Comforting for that pastor, no doubt, and for the other priests in the Diocese of Springfield, but also for us, even if we don’t live in his diocese.  I’m not talking about a sense of schadenfreude or triumphalist pleasure at the sight of a scoundrel getting his comeuppance.  Dick Durbin, like any pro-abortion Catholic is a tragic figure whose soul is to be pitied and prayed for.

What I’m talking about is the sense of peace and security one gets knowing that someone in a position of leadership is ready to stand between you and the onslaught and state the Truth with courage and clarity.  In an age of ever-increasing attacks on the Church, the faithful need to know they are looked after, the way a child needs to know that his father will protect him from any threats from the outside world.

In an age of wolves, we need shepherds.

Bishop Paprocki is one of the best.



Categories:Abortion Democratic Party Pro-Life

44 thoughts on “Bishop Paprocki Supports Priest Who Denied Communion to Pro-Abortion Senator Dick Durbin

  1. Hillary says:

    Maybe Biden, Pelosi, Kerry, Kennedys, go to confession daily!

    1. and go and sin no more….while we are more then likely to fall and fail, repeating the same sin, over and over again means that one denies the sin itself. In that denial there is no true confession which would require repentance. And in the RCC, there is the addition of “satisfaction” before Absolution applies. “who are “we” to judge, unless you are a priest, given the keys to bind and loose, you don’t.

  2. K O'Dwyer says:

    Who are we to judge? God knows

  3. Pat Smith says:

    So many young people are following the Nuns who are for abortion, yet I hear nothing from the Pope about condemning them. Just because they say they help the poor does not mean they can back abortion

  4. tom lemond says:

    I support entirely what Bishop Paprocki did.

  5. deniser55 says:

    The Catholic record of voting democrat is a worry example of loving Jesus.

  6. Natalie says:

    And now that pastor is bishop of Orange County, CA.

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