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Bishop will run in marathon to pay down debt

posted by jmcgee

Some of you may remember he delightful installation homily by Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois. He concluded his remarks by singing a number written by one of the Backstreet Boys.

Anyway: the good bishop can not only carry a tune, he also believes he can go the distance. Following in the footsteps of St. Paul, he intends to run the race and, hopefully, pay off some diocesan debt:

Springfield Catholic Bishop Thomas John Paprocki will run the Denver Marathon Oct. 17, while also trying to retire remaining debt on the recent restoration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Paprocki is seeking pledges per mile. Pledges can be made by check, using coupons in the diocesan newspaper, Catholic Times, or fliers sent to parishes. They also can be made by credit card this link.

He also is taking requests for prayer intentions. His practice is to pray as he runs.

Maybe he’ll also sing while he runs? “Born to Run”? “Running on Empty”?



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Pete

posted August 27, 2010 at 11:33 am


As a veteran of 24 marathons, I can speak from experience! I am pleased to see the Bishop will be doing a very productive thing in this race. AND, he’ll get more than the typical finisher’s medal and what we call the “victory puke”! Way to GO, Bishop Thomas!



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sDcAJG

posted August 27, 2010 at 2:04 pm


I am a subDeacon in the Catholic church, I organize two catechism schools and I find blogs to enjoy being Catholic on (I love the Deacon’s Bench, great job Dcn Greg) do you think Im in his crosshairs or are you just refering to the “Vatican”?



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Holly Hansen

posted August 28, 2010 at 9:13 am


That’s my bishop !!!!!



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Marty Quinlan

posted August 29, 2010 at 7:54 pm


Now that is outside of the box thinking! We all carry our crosses in different way and in different directions. I am confident positive results well be achieved, both financially, spiritually and physically. What an example to his diocese to his fellow priest and all of the Christian Faith. Amen Father.



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