Springfield’s Catholic bishop says same-sex marriage is the work of the devil… and he will offer prayers of exorcism next week, at the same time Governor Pat Quinn signs that new definition of marriage into law.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki’s statement quotes Pope Francis from the days when Francis was a cardinal in Argentina. At that time, Francis said same-sex marriage came from, quote, “the father of lies."
In his written statement, Paprocki says anyone entering into a same-sex marriage is committing a serious sin… and politicians who voted in favor of it are, quote, “morally complicit as co-operators” in that sin.
The prayers of “supplication and exorcism” will be held next Wednesday from 4 to 5pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.