Paprocki and the Canons!

After the March for Life in Washington DC this year, we had a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool with His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois.

You will also recall His Excellency’s reaction to the State of Illinois approving same sex (not) “marriage”.  HERE

Now I read, thanks to a reader, that Bp. Paprocki has invited the wonderful Canons of St. John Cantius to take a parish, where they will have Holy Mass in both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form.  HERE

Everybody wins.  And the New Evangelization is advanced.

Kudos to Bp. Paprocki.

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  1. Sconnius says:

    Yes! Another fantastic save by the Holy Goalie. He’s standing on his head (as we day in the sport) down there in Springfield

  2. Sconnius says:


    Darn phone keyboard and autocorrect

  3. I hope I can incorporate this parish into my travels after the canons arrive. It sounds as though it would be right up my alley, though well off my beaten path.

  4. Geoffrey says:

    I wish the canons would come to my diocese…

  5. Michael_Thoma says:

    Bishop Paprocki (or Bishop Joseph Perry) would have been my choice for Archbishop of Chicago.

  6. St Donatus says:

    I had a hard time finding a picture of the Church they will serve in. The website has pictures of the other two churches that have formed a community. It is a beautiful old Church built around 1900 that has not been recovated. If you would like pictures, they can be seen at flicker at It is listed as both Sacred Heart and St Katherine Drexel. Not sure of the history in that.

  7. @St Donatus – St. Katherine Drexel parish is actually run out of two churches (each formerly its own parish): St. Patrick Church and Sacred Heart Church. Both are beautiful old churches.

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