Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
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Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki is currently Bishop of the Springfield Diocese in Illinois.
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Bishop Thomas John Paprocki is a native of Chicago's south side and presides over the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois. Bishop Paprocki has been playing hockey since the 1960s, often practicing in the basement of his father's pharmacy store with his six brothers; he currently plays goalie in a masters' hockey league. Bishop Paprocki has played goalie in practices with the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. He also runs marathons; his current total is eighteen. Among his many Church appointments, Bishop Paprocki is the episcopal advisor for Catholic Athletes for Christ
Holy Goals for Body and Soul: Eight Steps to Connect Sports with God and Faith (With Joe Paprocki), Ave Maria Press, 2013
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