Bishop Thomas Paprocki Completes 21st Marathon

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SPRINGFIELD - Bishop Thomas John Paprocki ran his 21st marathon on Sunday. 

He completed the Springfield Marathon with a of time 4:49:49. But, what the Springfield Catholic Diocese wants you to know is that his marathon supporters donate "money for justice." This time more than $10,000 was raised for the Lex Cordis Endowment Fund. It helps fund Catholic Charities Legal Services.  

The ministry began assisting people at the Springfield Diocese with little to no income in obtaining pro bono legal services from a panel of local volunteer attorneys in 2013.

Catholic Charities Legal Services was spearheaded by Bishop Paprocki. He believes that regardless of a person's ability to pay, everyone has the right to competent legal counsel.

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