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Cardinal suspends Pfleger: 'You are not able to pastor a Catholic parish'
Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/27/2011 | Staff report

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at readability.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: catholic; obama; pfleger; wright
This was Jeremiah Wright's faux Catholic buddy ... where Obama went after leaving Wright.
1 posted on 04/27/2011 7:03:47 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana
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To: Dr. Sivana

an embarrassment to the catholic church.


2 posted on 04/27/2011 7:06:43 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Dr. Sivana

Great news on such a horrible night in the south...prayers out to everyone in the deep south tonight.


3 posted on 04/27/2011 7:07:15 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


4 posted on 04/27/2011 7:08:11 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
He is not a priest ... he is a rabble rouser.

He preaches nothing is your fault, you are black, poor, uneducated, in gangs and on drugs because of the white man

5 posted on 04/27/2011 7:08:18 PM PDT by Why So Serious
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To: My Favorite Headache

Amen and amen.


6 posted on 04/27/2011 7:09:01 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: Dr. Sivana

FINALLY!!


7 posted on 04/27/2011 7:09:54 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Good for the Cardinal. I have heard tapes of this particular disease entity. Imagine a sermon which bears uncanny resemblance to a morning on the john after a night long debauch of hot mexican food and cheap beer. That's Pfleger. He is filth and needs to be treated as such.
8 posted on 04/27/2011 7:09:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


9 posted on 04/27/2011 7:11:48 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Dr. Sivana

FINALLY! Why does it take so long to address the obvious?


10 posted on 04/27/2011 7:14:02 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Dr. Sivana
"If that is truly your attitude, you have already left the Catholic Church and are therefore not able to pastor a Catholic parish,"

Quite correct.

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?

11 posted on 04/27/2011 7:20:13 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Dr. Sivana

What took so long?


12 posted on 04/27/2011 7:26:18 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Best news I’ve heard all day.

Eric Holder is now investigating the Cardinal.

/s/


13 posted on 04/27/2011 7:29:33 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


14 posted on 04/27/2011 7:30:15 PM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Dr. Sivana

good riddance to the priest in blackface.


15 posted on 04/27/2011 7:31:21 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Dr. Sivana
I used to work for a very large Advertising Agency in Chicago named Leo Burnett. Every year, the agency would participate in something called "Christmas in April" ... that's where companies send their folks out to work in "underprivlidged" areas fixing up parks, schools, houses, etc..

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.

16 posted on 04/27/2011 7:35:25 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Dr. Sivana; FatherofFive

BOUT D@MN TIME!


17 posted on 04/27/2011 7:46:10 PM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Past Your Eyes

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...


18 posted on 04/27/2011 7:55:36 PM PDT by livius
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To: scooby321

Finally. I thought they would never do it. He is a disgrace to the Catholic church.


19 posted on 04/27/2011 8:00:02 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

ping


20 posted on 04/27/2011 8:20:50 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Dr. Sivana

A very sound thing the Cardinal did.


21 posted on 04/27/2011 8:47:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: All

PRAISE GOD!!!


22 posted on 04/27/2011 8:57:28 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: usconservative

Oh geeeez. He is so pathetic. I remember seeing videos of him in wright’s church-going along with all of the venom wright spews. Reading your story about him just seals the deal. He is a mess.


23 posted on 04/27/2011 9:22:44 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: usconservative

Oh geeeez. He is so pathetic. I remember seeing videos of him in wright’s church-going along with all of the venom wright spews. Reading your story about him just seals the deal. He is a mess.


24 posted on 04/27/2011 9:22:44 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: usconservative

Oh geeeez. He is so pathetic. I remember seeing videos of him in wright’s church-going along with all of the venom wright spews. Reading your story about him just seals the deal. He is a mess.


25 posted on 04/27/2011 9:22:47 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

So what did Pfleger have in mind? Something tells me he wasn’t pondering the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod....


26 posted on 04/27/2011 11:14:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I will pray for Michael Pfleger.


27 posted on 04/27/2011 11:28:41 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Shemp was the Fourth Stooge of the Apocalypse.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I will pray that the incoming pastor of the St Sabina’s is granted the wisdom to be able to undo some of the damage done to the souls of those parishioners by Mr. Pfleger.


28 posted on 04/28/2011 2:15:04 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: Dr. Sivana; usconservative; HiTech RedNeck; markomalley; Chi-townChief; PhilCollins; chicagolady; ..
Finally, the first GOOD news I've heard in Illinois all year! (of course it's not related to government policies)

You guys might remember "Father" Pfleger as the lunatic "Catholic" priest who went to bat for Obama during the Jermiah Wright controversy but ultimately forced Obama to resign from his "church" when this hate monger gave a "white privilege" rant against Hillary. Needless to say, Pfleger doesn't preach Christianity anymore than Jeremiah Wright does.

It seems this time, he's finally been "suspended" for good, as a new priest has been sent to live in the rectory and Pfleger's powers to function as a priest and administer sacraments have been rescinded, unlike his 2008 suspension. About damn time. Let's hope it's permanent this time.

I went to this guy's facebook page, luckily I don't have to "friend" to post comments. Check it out, his loudest supporters admit they're not Catholic, some of them have even admitted to being atheists! This guy may get butts in the doors on Sunday to listen to him preach Marxism under the guise of "social justice", but that doesn't mean his weekly attendees have ever joined the Catholic church. I too would be worried about losing lifelong Catholics if Pfleger were to "take his flock with him", except it seems most of them were never Catholics to begin with so what they lose by Pfleger taking his ball and going home?

There's talk of him becoming a protestant, some black Lutherans and Episcopalians think he'd make a fine addition. Well unfortunately for them, most protestants don't to hear hate spewed from the pulpit either. He's about as welcome to most protestants as Westboro Baptist Church is. Personally, I think "Father" Pfreaky should join Farrakhan's group if he really wants a religious body that fully supports his "vision". Give Pfreaky a little red bow tie and let him hand out copies of The Final Call and preach about the "white devils" and "bloodsucking Jews", you know he'd love it there! Time to accept Elijah Muhammad as your new savior, Pfather Pflakey!

On a related note, talk about Karma coming back to haunt you:


I really believe that I just always thought, ‘This is mine! I’m Pfleger, I’m white, and this is MINE! I just gotta get up and step into the plate. And then out of nowhere came, ‘Hey, I’m Associate Pastor Father Thulani Magwaza and African American Priest Father Andrew Smith!’ and I then said, ‘Oh, damn! Where did you two come from? I’M WHITE! I’m Pfleger and I’m entitled! There’s a black man stealing my show!!!

And on a final note, I finally discovered where "Father" Pfreakshow learned how to give sermons! Is the style uncanny or what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmjuSOhaYco

29 posted on 04/30/2011 12:30:51 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

What hypocrites! When Cardinal George first came into Chicago, he made moves to really clean house by importing African and Polish priests. The entrenched class (especially the homosexuals) tamed him rather quickly. Seems they didn’t want to introduce “diversity” to Chicago.


30 posted on 04/30/2011 4:48:42 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Are you Lutheran? I’ve been Lutheran all of my life, probably because my dad is a pastor. I live in Northfield, IL.


31 posted on 04/30/2011 9:01:38 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

Some people on Fr. Pfleger’s facebook page are saying he should join the Lutheran church since he has been suspended in the Catholic Church. I told them that I know many Lutherans, my grandfather was a Lutheran too, and I don’t know any Lutherans who agree with Pfleger’s message. I said if he is looking for a religious body that will support him preaching hate from the pulpit, he should join the Nation of Islam.


32 posted on 04/30/2011 11:46:39 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: PhilCollins

The first Christian congregation I attended after becoming a believer through the witness of a person of unknown denomination was Lutheran. Later on I went to a Free Methodist church, then the independent bible church where I am now. I always am cheered when a congregation keeps their consciences true to the bible even if they don’t all manage to agree on exactly what everything means.


33 posted on 04/30/2011 2:42:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: BillyBoy

If he will not forsake his hate, he’s got a God problem, not just a church problem. I hope he meets someone from any Christian worship body who can reach his soul through his callous exterior, if there is still a soul there.


34 posted on 04/30/2011 2:46:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: BillyBoy

I started telling my devoutly Catolic mom “hey did you hear about..” and she already knew what I was gonna tell her.

Another commie bastard is one Father Dubie(sp?). I forget his first name. He was at my Grandma’s parish, she loved the bastard. He didn’t even come to her funeral. He was into all the same stuff as Pfleger.

I expect Pfleger to start his own “church”.


35 posted on 05/01/2011 1:01:23 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Ha! I remember that Mad TV skit.


36 posted on 05/01/2011 1:11:58 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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