Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1978.  After ordination, he studied law at DePaul University and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1981.


Father Paprocki was appointed Chancellor in March, 1992, under Cardinal Bernardin where he is still retained by Cardinal George.  Pope John Paul II appointed him to serve as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago in 2003. Bishop Paprocki also serves as the Cardinal’s Liaison for Health and Hospital Affairs in the Archdiocese of Chicago and as Vice-President of the Illinois Catholic Health Association. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago and Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance. In January 2008, Bishop Paprocki was elected Vice-Chairman of the John Paul II Foundation in Rome.  Bishop Paprocki’s hobbies are reading, running and playing hockey.