Skip to comments.(Cardinal) George Temporarily Removes Pfleger From St. Sabina
Posted on 06/03/2008 1:44:07 PM PDT by Pyro7480
CBS 2 News has learned that Francis Cardinal George is temporarily removing Father Michael Pfleger from his position as pastor of St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church on Chicago's South Side.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the move comes after several days of deliberation and consultation by the Cardinal, who first learned about Pfleger's racially charged comments about Sen. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton from the pulpit of Trinity Unity Church of Christ last Thursday night.
The Cardinal immediately contacted Pfleger who agreed not to refer to the presidential candidates by name, but as CBS 2 reported at the time, there remained the possibility of some further disciplinary action against Pfleger.
The Cardinal reportedly spoke to Pfleger again this morning.
A spokesman for the archdiocese would neither confirm nor deny action had been taken to remove Pfleger. Another spokesman said she expected to have some announcement later today.
Indications are that another Chicago priest would take over at St. Sabina, while plans for the permanent reassignment of Father Pfleger, who's been there far longer than is customary in the archdiocese, would be accelerated....
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The little jerk’s thumbed his nose at three cardinals. He’s finally gotten his come-uppance.
The wheel begins to turn...
My oh My, a Catholic Archbishop finally grew some gonads... miracles do exist !!
Now let’s see if he takes the appropriate action of getting this farce of a Priest out of parish ministry altogether!
good for the Cardinal
I’m not Catholic but do Cardinals do this sorta thing with Vatican approval?
I’m sure the Church can find a nice parish for him in Outer Mongolia.
He’s the Archbishop of Chicago, so he has a lot of autonomy with regards to the priests in his archdiocese.
Agreed long overdue. As I understand it priest are only permitted to stay at a parish for 6 years.
Hopefully, they will reassign him to a needy parish in Zimbabwe.
Father Michael Pfleger reminds me of Eminem, the Whitey who acts like a Black Rapper.
wardaddy, I would not be surprised if this came directly from B16.
about stinkin’ time!
His parishoners and Obama’s former church-mates will make Pfleger the martyr in this. You know that, don’t you?
This guy has been doing an Em N Em act with the blacks before there was an Em N Em! Bro!!
Pfleger does not even act like a Christian, let alone a Roman Catholic — let (further) alone someone sufficiently devout in benevolence to merit a collar.
This (temporary removal from heading a church) is a start, but why isn’t it Bell, Book And Candle time on this guy? Anyone who’s more up-to-speed on RCC procedures?
This isn’t a guy who’s trying to be good yet keeps messing up. He’s deliberately, vocally giving his church the finger, repeatedly.
Short, general answer: no.
How he could say he didn't mean what we took it to mean is hard to fathom. How he could say he didn't realize the cameras were rolling. If he didn't want his words and actions known, why would he say it? To paint all whites with the same brush is sinful. Where did he miss that God judges us each individually — not on the basis of any other thing. We stand alone at the end, not collectively.
This tool has too massive an ego to just leave. I think he’ll quit the Catholic church so he can stay around Trinity in some capacity.