Thomas Paprocki

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Former Granite City Priest Ousted Following Abuse Allegations

Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki has removed Father Robert “Bud” DeGrand as pastor of four central Illinois parishes following a credible abuse allegation from 30 years ago.

05/06/2015

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Study Finds Reasons Catholics Have Left the Church

Three-fourths of the nearly 600 inactive Catholics polled in the Springfield Diocese say they left or drifted away from the church because of differences over doctrinal issues.

09/23/2014

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Illinois Religious Leaders Sign Letter Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

Pastoral leaders representing more than 1,700 faith communities – parishes, churches, congregations and mosques – have signed onto the letter.

01/03/2013