Skip to comments.Cardinal suspends Pfleger: 'You are not able to pastor a Catholic parish'
Posted on 04/27/2011 7:03:40 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana
Citing what he called threats from the Rev. Michael Pfleger to leave the church, Cardinal Francis George has removed the outspoken priest from St. Sabina parish and has suspended his "sacramental faculties as a priest."
Pfleger had publicly feuded with the cardinal about possibly being reassigned to Leo High School, telling a radio show recently that he would look outside the Catholic church if offered no other choice.
"If that is truly your attitude, you have already left the Catholic Church and are therefore not able to pastor a Catholic parish," George wrote in a letter dated today.
"A Catholic priest's inner life is governed by his promises, motivated by faith and love, to live chastely as a celibate man and to obey his bishop," the cardinal continued. "Breaking either promise destroys his vocation and wounds the Church.
"Many love and admire you because of your dedication to your people," the cardinal wrote. "Now, however, I am asking you to take a few weeks to pray over your priestly commitments in order to come to mutual agreement on how you understand personally the obligations that make you a member of the Chicago presbyterate and of the Catholic Church.
"With this letter, your ministry as pastor of Saint Sabina Parish and your sacramental faculties as a priest of the Archdiocese are suspended."
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an embarrassment to the catholic church.
Great news on such a horrible night in the south...prayers out to everyone in the deep south tonight.
I don’t understand why the Catholic church puts up with Pfleger’s kind of crap from anybody, even for a few days, never mind years. But then, I’m not a Catholic.
He preaches nothing is your fault, you are black, poor, uneducated, in gangs and on drugs because of the white man
Amen and amen.
Good. Let the chips fall where they may. He may take his parishioners with him when he leaves, but he has done nothing but lead them down the devil’s path for years. Those parishioners who are actually Catholics will hopefully remain in the Church.
Cardinal George is basically a good bishop, but he has a very difficult task dealing with all the dissident priests in his archdiocese. He can’t fire them all, or there would hardly be anyone left to say Mass. But he needs to deal with those making a continuous public scandal and refusing to obey the laws of the Church.
Pfleger is no better than Reverend Wright, his Protestant Counterpart. Neither of them is really a Christian. Both are principally race-baiting agitators.
FINALLY! Why does it take so long to address the obvious?
It should not have taken so many years for Cardinal George to discipline Pfleger, but it is good that he is finally doing his duty. How many poor and ignorant people have been misled by Pfleger over the years?
What took so long?
Best news I’ve heard all day.
Eric Holder is now investigating the Cardinal.
Thanks be to God! I’m sure the Cardinal has tried to work things out with “Fr.” for a long time, only to be spit on publicly.
good riddance to the priest in blackface.
One year, we were at St. Sabina's Church School, the very same Church & School Pfleger was the Priest at.
Wouldn't you know it, the same day we had some 3,500 people repairing, cleaning and painting the school and gym for those poor kids, that son of a bitch Pfleger was out in front of OUR COMPANY protesting us, because Phillip Morris was a client of ours.
That hypocritical jack-ass accepted OUR HELP then bit the hand that helped him
Far as I'm concerned Pfleger should've been thrown out of the Catholic Church LONG AGO. He's not a Priest, anyone who's seen him in front of his own congregation would figure out in 30 seconds or less he's the White Jesse Jackson wanna-be. He doesn't represent the Catholic Church, period.
Good riddance to BAD TRASH, IMO.
BOUT D@MN TIME!
The Church isn’t putting up with him anymore, obviously.
For years, they have had chicken-hearted bishops who were more afraid of the press and the leftist rabble rousers than anything else. Finally, we’re getting some bishops who have spines. The weak-kneed Vatican II crop is dying off.
I just learned today that my diocese is getting a GREAT new bishop - he’s orthodox and intelligent. Things are going to change around here...
Finally. I thought they would never do it. He is a disgrace to the Catholic church.
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