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Bishop Paprocki Dispenses 2 Illinois Parishes From Restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass

Diocese of Springfield in IllinoisBishop Thomas Paprocki consecrates the Host during Mass.

In a July 19 decree, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, who is a canon lawyer, is allowing the parishes to continue to celebrate Masses according to the 1962 Missal. This document is unique, in that it is a decree with canonical dispensations and not just a statement.