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.

Recently, we asked all of our Listening Parents to share their experiences and the work they are doing in their communities. Below are some of the responses we received.