Rescind Bishop Paprocki's invitation at Illinois College's Baccalaureate
"In 2007, Paprocki told a group of judges and lawyers in Michigan that monetary awards to victims of sexual abuse by priests were excessive and that the legal system needed reform."
In addition to this he stated that “Today in North America and elsewhere, the law is being used to undermine the charitable works and the religious freedom of the Church,” Paprocki said four years ago. “This attack is particularly directed against bishops and priests, since the most effective way to scatter the flock is to attack the shepherd. We must also use our religious discernment to recognize that the principal force behind these attacks is none other than the devil.”
Not only has he said these statements but, Paprocki wrote that people who vote for candidates that favor abortion rights or gay marriage are going to hell.
As quoted in the State Journal-Register “I am not telling you which party or which candidates to vote for or against, but I am saying that you need to think and pray very carefully about your vote because a vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy,” Paprocki wrote.
While we appreciate the effort to diversify the religious viewpoints presented on campus, we do not believe that Bishop Paprocki’s political statements reflect the kind of open and just community we are working to create here.