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Shepherd of note: a singing bishop

Yes! Can someone say “Amen!”?

This just made me smile: a video of the newly installed bishop of Springfield concluding his homily with a song from one of the Backstreet Boys.

Yes. Really.

You can read about him here. But watch the video for yourself.

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posted June 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I hope this becomes a trend!!!! God bless Bishop Paprocki!

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posted June 25, 2010 at 10:18 pm

What a joyful and endearing shepherd! Ad multos annos!

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posted June 25, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I’m not sure how many of you realize just how amazing it is that he carried that off — solo, and a capella. Gave me an anxiety attack just to watch it!!!

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Ray Marshall

posted June 26, 2010 at 10:58 am

Lots of bishops seem to be possessed of great voices.
Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis and Bishop Peter Christianson of Superior, Wisc. are two more.
Maybe they should reserve an concert hall for them at the next bishops’ meeting and charge admission!

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Paula Gonzales Rohrbacher

posted June 26, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Very sweet, unassuming and pastoral. Just what we need in our bishops!

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posted August 28, 2010 at 9:02 am

Appropriate for confirmations perhaps but I am perplexed as to how this performance would appeal to anyone over the age of 20? Oh well! My prayer for this Shepherd of the Faith is that he exhibit on occasion an appreciation for “Bach” as in Johan Sebastian as well as “Back” as in the Backstreet Boys.

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