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Bishop Paprocki dispenses Springfield parishes from restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass
Is Canon 87 an escape clause for bishops opposed to Traditionis Custodes?

In a July 19 decree, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, a canon lawyer, dispensed two parishes in his diocese from an article of Pope Francis’ July 16 motu proprio, meaning they will be allowed to continue to celebrate

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San Diego school district sued for renaming Junipero Serra High School
Opponents of change say school board failed to give adequate notice of its plans

A group claiming the San Diego Unified School District’s unanimous board vote in March to rename Junipero Serra High School was unlawful plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday.

In the lawsuit, the

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Bizarre incident at Oakland cathedral leaves priest shaken
Knife-wielding man disrupts Sunday morning Mass, sits in bishop's chair before fleeing; calls to 911 were put on hold

A man with a knife broke into an Oakland cathedral Sunday morning, disrupting a morning Mass while parishioners called 911 and were placed on hold, according to members of the diocese.

Father Brandon

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Masks required for indoor Masses in San Francisco archdiocese
Dispensation will be discontinued effective June 24, some restrictions lifted, others modified

As the state of California is now lifting most coronavirus restrictions, thanks to the decreasing rate of infections, it is now time for us to do the same with our safety protocols for Mass. As public

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