The Archdiocese of Cincinnati announces that Springfield bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, who last year performed an exorcism in reparation for Illinois’s new same-sex marriage law, will lecture on Church teaching on homosexuality next month at the Athenaeum:

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki will explain Catholic teaching regarding homosexuality with truth and compassion as the featured speaker of the annual Le Blond Lecture presented by The Athenaeum of Ohio. As Bishop of Springfield Illinois, Bishop Paprocki received national attention in 2013 when he publicly opposed the legalization of same sex marriage in Illinois. His lecture entitled: “Marriage, Same –Sex Relationships, and the Catholic Church” will be held on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum’s Bartlett Pastoral Center located at 6616 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or contact Father Earl Fernandes …

The news comes to us from the new January issue of the Clergy Communications newsletter and appears in the “Miscellaneous” section. Interestingly, that section immediately follows news of the activities of the Social Action office, which we are told is focused on surely more pressing matters like immigration, gun control, and “local food.”