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Bishop Paprocki receives LIFE Runners 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

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04 17 2022 Paprocki LIFErunner award

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD — There are 19,281 LIFE Runners in 3,201 cities across 41 nations, and it was Bishop Thomas John Paprocki who received the LIFE Runners 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award at the LIFE Runners annual banquet in Omaha, Neb., March 25. LIFE Runners is the largest pro-Life team of runners who wear the "REMEMBER The Unborn" jersey.

Founded in 2008 by Patrick Castle after he said he had “an encounter with St. Padre Pio,” Bishop Paprocki has been the national chaplain for the group since 2011 and was also the recipient of the first LIFE Runner Man of the Year Award (2011). 

“Bishop Paprocki is a bold Catholic shepherd for the Gospel of Life,” said Castle, who is also president of LIFE Runners. “He inspires our team, leading by example at our national events. At our annual national race and the annual A-Cross America Relay finish line, he leads prayer at the local abortion facility. Bishop Paprocki is heroically pro-life. He is truly all in Christ for pro-life!”   

One can join LIFE Runners by registering for monthly updates, order a "REMEMBER The Unborn" jersey to wear as a public witness, and have a committed faith. Running is optional. Go to

In this photo, Bishop Paprocki speaks at the annual banquet in Omaha on March 25.

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