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An apology to Bishop Thomas Paprocki


In my column last week I repeated a story I had gotten from several sources claiming that Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, had remonstrated with his priest brother for not realizing the harm his leaving the priesthood might do to the bishop’s career. Bishop Paprocki has objected to this on the best of grounds: he has no brother who is or was a priest.


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In This Issue

October 21-November 3, 2016

  • Reformation's anniversary brings commemorations, reconsiderations
  • Picks further diversify College of Cardinals
  • Editorial: One-issue obsession imperils credibility
  • Special Section [Print Only]: SAINTS