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Bishop Paprocki bars Senator Durbin from Communion

February 22, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has announced that Senator Richard Durbin should not be admitted to Communion because of his “obstinate persistence in manifest grave sin.” The bishop referred to Senator Durbin’s consistent support for legal abortion, and particularly his vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Feb. 23, 2018 10:36 PM ET USA

    A Bishop with a backbone. Jesus protect him and your Church which are about to be attacked. Mary help us.

  • Posted by: feedback - Feb. 23, 2018 11:16 AM ET USA

    What a rare exception! A Catholic Bishop actually doing his job!

  • Posted by: MWCooney - Feb. 23, 2018 10:43 AM ET USA

    God protect Bishop Paprocki from the forces, from both outside the Church, and, sadly, from within, that are about to assault him.