Springfield Diocese http://wuis.org en Diocese: Allegation Against Former Jacksonville Priest "Credible" http://wuis.org/post/diocese-allegation-against-former-jacksonville-priest-credible <p></p><p>An internal church investigation has determined an allegation of sex abuse against an Illinois priest is "credible."</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:44:17 +0000 Sean Crawford 16868 at http://wuis.org Diocese: Allegation Against Former Jacksonville Priest "Credible" Springfield Bishop Bars Same Sex Marriage Supporters From Cathedral http://wuis.org/post/springfield-bishop-bars-same-sex-marriage-supporters-cathedral <p align="left">Springfield Catholic Bishop Thomas Paprocki sent this memo out earlier in the day Tuesday, prior to the march and rally in support of same sex marriage at the statehouse:</p><p align="left">The Rainbow Sash Movement has encouraged Roman Catholics to come to Springfield to “have a loud Catholic presence for marriage equality.” They have announced plans to gather at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 4:30 p.m. just before the 5:15 p.m. Mass to stand in the Cathedral and indicate that they are there to pray the rosary for “marriage equality.”</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:54:51 +0000 Sean Crawford 11491 at http://wuis.org Springfield Bishop Bars Same Sex Marriage Supporters From Cathedral Former Jacksonville Priest Under Investigation For Abuse http://wuis.org/post/former-jacksonville-priest-under-investigation-abuse <p>A priest who formerly served at a Jacksonville church is under investigation for sexual misconduct.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Springfield Diocese issued a statement saying the Reverend Robert "Bud" DeGrand has temporarily withdrawn from the ministry.&nbsp;&nbsp; He most recently was involved with parishes in east central Illinois in Sigel, Neoga, Green Creek and Lillyville.<br> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:49:26 +0000 Sean Crawford 9250 at http://wuis.org Former Jacksonville Priest Under Investigation For Abuse Handcuffed Priest Returning To Ministry http://wuis.org/post/handcuffed-priest-returning-ministry <p>A priest found handcuffed in a church rectory in Springfield last year is returning to the ministry.&nbsp; The Springfield Diocese issued a statement today saying Father Thomas Donovan will serve as a chaplain to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in Alton. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:36:08 +0000 Sean Crawford 8800 at http://wuis.org Handcuffed Priest Returning To Ministry