Bishop Thomas John Paprocki (pictured) says it is “scandalous” that so many Catholic politicians supported the legislation and feels it’s his responsibility to remedy the situation by invoking the power of Christ.
In a statement, the good bishop announced he will hold “prayers of supplication and exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex Marriage” on Wednesday, November 20.
The bishop also said politicians who supported same-sex marriage are “morally complicit as co-operators in facilitating this grave sin.”
He then added: “same-sex marriage is contrary to the plan of God (see Genesis 1:27 and 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9), those who contract civil same-sex marriage are culpable of serious sin.”
“All politicians now have the moral obligation to work for the repeal of this sinful and objectionable legislation,” he continued. “We must pray for deliverance from this evil which has penetrated our state and our church.”
The exorcism will reportedly take place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield from 4 to 5 p.m. The gay marriage bill is also set to be signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday afternoon, right before the start of the exorcism.