In response to the decree issued by Springfield, IL Diocese Bishop Paprocki, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath of San Jose told diocesan leadership: “We will not refuse sacraments or Christian Burial to anyone who requests them in good faith.” Click here to read Fortunate Families' letter of thanks to Bishop McGrath.

We regret that Bishop Paprocki of the Springfield Diocese found the need to verbally assault the Catholic LGBT+ community in his Decree regarding same sex marriage and related pastoral issues.

As parents we understand that all of our children were wonderfully made in the image of God. We understand that all of our children lead whole and holy lives when they live authentically. Our response to Bishop Paprocki can be found here. We hope that you will join us in writing to the bishop and condemning this kind of message.