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(Cardinal) George Temporarily Removes Pfleger From St. Sabina
CBS2 Chicago ^ | 6/3/2008 | n/a

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs2chicago.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2008; cardinal; cardinalgeorge; chicago; george; obama; pastordisaster; pfleger
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It's about time!
1 posted on 06/03/2008 1:44:08 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

Catholic ping!


2 posted on 06/03/2008 1:44:47 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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To: Pyro7480

The little jerk’s thumbed his nose at three cardinals. He’s finally gotten his come-uppance.


3 posted on 06/03/2008 1:45:23 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Pyro7480

The wheel begins to turn...


4 posted on 06/03/2008 1:46:29 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: Pyro7480

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!


5 posted on 06/03/2008 1:47:24 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: Pyro7480

good for the Cardinal

I’m not Catholic but do Cardinals do this sorta thing with Vatican approval?


6 posted on 06/03/2008 1:48:02 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama?...........you actually deserve to be referred to as "boy")
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To: Pyro7480

Yes!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 06/03/2008 1:48:34 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Iron Mom. (but really made from Gold plated titanium))
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To: Pyro7480

I’m sure the Church can find a nice parish for him in Outer Mongolia.


8 posted on 06/03/2008 1:49:26 PM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: wardaddy

He’s the Archbishop of Chicago, so he has a lot of autonomy with regards to the priests in his archdiocese.


9 posted on 06/03/2008 1:50:17 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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To: Pyro7480

Agreed long overdue. As I understand it priest are only permitted to stay at a parish for 6 years.


10 posted on 06/03/2008 1:50:29 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the work of the media)
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To: Pyro7480

Hopefully, they will reassign him to a needy parish in Zimbabwe.


11 posted on 06/03/2008 1:50:37 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Pyro7480

Father Michael Pfleger reminds me of Eminem, the Whitey who acts like a Black Rapper.


12 posted on 06/03/2008 1:51:26 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: wardaddy

wardaddy, I would not be surprised if this came directly from B16.


13 posted on 06/03/2008 1:51:28 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the work of the media)
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To: Pyro7480

about stinkin’ time!


14 posted on 06/03/2008 1:51:55 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (peace begins in the womb)
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To: Pyro7480

His parishoners and Obama’s former church-mates will make Pfleger the martyr in this. You know that, don’t you?


15 posted on 06/03/2008 1:52:27 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Pyro7480

This guy has been doing an Em N Em act with the blacks before there was an Em N Em! Bro!!


16 posted on 06/03/2008 1:52:38 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Pyro7480

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.


17 posted on 06/03/2008 1:53:45 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: wardaddy

Short, general answer: no.


18 posted on 06/03/2008 1:53:45 PM PDT by Petronski (Scripture & Tradition must be accepted & honored w/equal sentiments of devotion & reverence. CCC 82)
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To: Pyro7480
Hm..m...m. I guess Father has, like Sharon Stone, realized the meaning of Karma. It's a tough lesson, and I'm sorry he and she had to learn it. I found humility is the hardest lesson of all to learn. It's so painful. On a human level, I'm so sorry.

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.

19 posted on 06/03/2008 1:55:37 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Pyro7480

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.


20 posted on 06/03/2008 1:55:46 PM PDT by JZelle
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To: Pyro7480
Cool! Maybe he can start a ministry in Felluja.
21 posted on 06/03/2008 1:55:50 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Pyro7480
Four words for Pfleger...out of town, rail.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

22 posted on 06/03/2008 1:56:08 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Pyro7480

This man Pfleger is a shame and an embarrassment to the Catholic Church. I can’t believe that even now they still have not defrocked him and kicked him out. Amazing.


23 posted on 06/03/2008 1:56:44 PM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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To: TexasCajun

There is something wrong there.I can’t put my finger on it.


24 posted on 06/03/2008 1:57:06 PM PDT by fatima (Pray.for Jim,founder of this forum.)
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To: Pyro7480; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...

Good decision but he will now be perceived as some sort of martyr.


25 posted on 06/03/2008 1:58:02 PM PDT by NYer (Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: wardaddy

Archbishop George of Chicago is a cardinal — a distinction that identifies him as a key priest of the diocese of Rome — because he has received that personal distinction from the Pope. As cardinal his chief right under canon law is to serve as an elector at papal conclaves that elect popes (till he reaches the age of 80). This is all distinct from his authority as Archbishop of Chicago, which places all of that diocese’s clergy and property under his power. As Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal George rules his local church, including Fr. Pfleger (in theory, anyway). Every diocesan priest makes a promise of obediance to his bishop and his successors at the time of his ordination.


27 posted on 06/03/2008 1:59:00 PM PDT by Romulus ("Ira enim viri iustitiam Dei non operatur")
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To: JZelle

I predict his will build his own independent, money-laundering church house. Apparently there is big money in this hate business, hiding behind religion.


29 posted on 06/03/2008 2:00:29 PM PDT by i_dont_chat (The elephant has fallen and it can't get up.)
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To: Boagenes

Vanity...it’ll get you every time.


30 posted on 06/03/2008 2:01:46 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: NYer

Not if he is removed to a remote parish somewhere in the boonies.

One of the biggest eye openers for me in RCIA was that these Pastors are really employees. The boss speaks and they must listen.


31 posted on 06/03/2008 2:01:51 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Iron Mom. (but really made from Gold plated titanium))
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To: NYer

Perceived as some sort of martyr to whom?


32 posted on 06/03/2008 2:02:06 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Pyro7480

Finally. I don’t care if you love or loathe Hillary Clinton. Pfleger’s performance was so uncharitable, cruel and demeaning to the woman, it was a scandal.

He’s given so much scandal, he should be given the boot.


33 posted on 06/03/2008 2:02:23 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Will hijack threads for cheese - brie or better. No Borden's please.)
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To: Pyro7480

We’re gonna need a bigger chicken coop.


34 posted on 06/03/2008 2:02:52 PM PDT by vietvet67
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I think the good Father needs to spend some time in contemplation - solo - combined with some counselling and interviews as to his mental status.

If I saw a person ranting as he was allowed in his elevated position - I would have called him as suffering from a breakdown.

I have no idea if the exposure granted us by the media was inflated as to its significant hysteria but he truly needs some help.... (politics aside).


35 posted on 06/03/2008 2:03:57 PM PDT by imintrouble
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To: Boagenes

The Catholic Church’s position is that once a priest is ordained he is a priest for life. Very rarely will a priest be de-frocked, and in fact I can’t remember a recent instance.

Parish priest who misbehave and flout the bishop can be sent to all sorts of remote places where they cannot agitate.

This congregation agitated to keep Pfleiger there, and they were given their way. Now we can see the harm letting someone stay at one parish for 30 years can cause.


37 posted on 06/03/2008 2:05:43 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Pyro7480

Pedophilia isn’t enough to remove a priest from duty, but anti-white hate speech (from a white priest, no less) is where the church draws the line. Isn’t it also interesting that Obama finally resigns from the church, not due to Wright’s anti-white ramblings, but to the anti-white ramblings of a white Catholic priest. THAT’S where Obama draws the line. LOL! Can’t call him no Uncle Tom!


38 posted on 06/03/2008 2:06:07 PM PDT by Tarkus2040 ("Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about." --Barry Farber)
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To: All

The liberal Chicago Tribune had 3 full pages of anti-Pleger, anti-cowardly Cardinal letters to the editor this morning.


39 posted on 06/03/2008 2:08:24 PM PDT by prolifefirst
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To: Pyro7480

G-d is Good!


40 posted on 06/03/2008 2:09:11 PM PDT by poobear (tagline is on a coffee break!)
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To: notaliberal

ping


41 posted on 06/03/2008 2:09:46 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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To: Non-Sequitur
His parishoners and Obama’s former church-mates will make Pfleger the martyr in this. You know that, don’t you?

So what? In a couple years he'll be an annual weep-a-thon on Pacifica Radio sandwiched between Sacco & and Vanzetti and the Rosenbergs.

42 posted on 06/03/2008 2:09:51 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Play that Funky Music Typical White Boy!)
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To: Miss Marple

Really? I didn’t realize the Catholic Church took this position with priests. Well, maybe there’s a nice parish in Uzbekistan, or Siberia, or somewhere near the Arctic Circle...


43 posted on 06/03/2008 2:11:52 PM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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To: JZelle

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.

Maybe join Code Pink?


44 posted on 06/03/2008 2:13:43 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Miss Marple

“Parish priest who misbehave and flout the bishop can be sent to all sorts of remote places where they cannot agitate.”

Good send him to the Arctic Circle.


45 posted on 06/03/2008 2:15:30 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: Miss Marple

But how can they inflict this scumbag on another parish? No one should have this clown imposed upon them as a spiritual leader and guide in their community. If they cannot de-frock him for some reason then exile him to live in the basement of the most remote monastery in existence while he contemplates his life and spiritual disorder.


46 posted on 06/03/2008 2:17:14 PM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: All

He’ll make a lot of money writing and being a TV commentator, a la Fr. Greeley.


47 posted on 06/03/2008 2:17:18 PM PDT by prolifefirst
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To: Pyro7480

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2025381/posts

Awwwww: Sniveling Michael Pfleger Needs a Wah-mbulance
michellemalkin.com ^ | June 3, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
Bless his little race baiting heart.


48 posted on 06/03/2008 2:19:10 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: sandyeggo

Or maybe Vanilla Ice?


49 posted on 06/03/2008 2:19:37 PM PDT by I-ambush
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To: Tarkus2040
Pedophilia isn’t enough to remove a priest from duty, but anti-white hate speech (from a white priest, no less) is where the church draws the line.

Knock it off. Homosexual predator priests have been removed from their parishes by the boat-load over the years--as they should be.
50 posted on 06/03/2008 2:21:20 PM PDT by Antoninus (John 6:54)
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