BISHOP THOMAS PAPROCKI: NO HOLY COMMUNION FOR ACTIVE HOMOSEXUALS
by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant.com • June 23, 2017
“Forming a ‘good conscience’ means that they will recognize and repent of their sins”
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (ChurchMilitant.com) – One U.S. bishop is making it clear that active homosexuals may not receive the sacraments nor have their same-sex ceremonies blessed by the Church.
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield Illinois issued his decree titled, “Regarding Same-sex ‘Marriage’ and Related Pastoral Issues,” on June 12, which reads, “Given the objectively immoral nature of the relationship created by same-sex marriages, persons in such unions should not present themselves for Holy Communion, nor should they be admitted to Holy Communion.”