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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

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To: joebuck

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

That should make Pfleger happy. He says that America is the greatest sin against God.


51 posted on 06/03/2008 2:26:41 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: Miss Marple

“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.”

I remembered that this particular one was defrocked and later murdered in prison.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Geoghan


53 posted on 06/03/2008 2:27:40 PM PDT by Mila
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To: Pyro7480

It’s a good first step. :)


54 posted on 06/03/2008 2:28:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Pyro7480

I’ll be happy if the man is gone.


55 posted on 06/03/2008 2:28:42 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: NYer

Finally?


57 posted on 06/03/2008 2:30:16 PM PDT by tioga
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To: sandyeggo
Eek!
58 posted on 06/03/2008 2:31:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Pyro7480

The “Reverend” Pfleger believes that America represents the ultimate sin against God. Apparently, he’s somehow conveniently forgotten that sinning against the Holy Spirit is the worst offense.

I’m reminded of when Pope John Paul II visited Nicaragua in the mid-80’s and publicly reprimanded a Marxist Liberation-theology priest right on the tarmac there — Pfleger’s dresing-down should be no less severe for his own black-liberation views.

If he loathes America so much, perhaps the Cardinal can relocate Fr. Pfleger to a far better place where such evils don’t exist and the people live in pristine perfection, such as one of those untouched native tribes in the Amazon...


59 posted on 06/03/2008 2:34:39 PM PDT by mikrofon (Catholic BUMP)
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To: Non-Sequitur

It is a high honor to be hated for doing something RIGHT. The Cardinal should be proud to be blamed, as should the Pope. And the little victim can have his whine.


60 posted on 06/03/2008 2:37:54 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: mware
As I understand it priest are only permitted to stay at a parish for 6 years.

Not exactly. It is a policy of some dioceses, but it is not mandatory that pastors be transferred after six years.

61 posted on 06/03/2008 2:43:26 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: mware

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

Not so with a pastor, who serves at the direction of his bishop.


62 posted on 06/03/2008 2:45:12 PM PDT by kitkat (Over the Hill(ary))
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To: Pyro7480

What needs to happen is a recall to Rome and a face to face smackdown with the Pope. I’m no Catholic, but you don’t have to be to imagine the scene.


64 posted on 06/03/2008 2:47:15 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Antoninus
Knock it off. Homosexual predator priests have been removed from their parishes by the boat-load over the years--as they should be.

Many (over the years) were simply transferred to other parishes. When the Catholic church could no longer keep a lid on the "problem," they finally took action. The removal of said priests wasn't a voluntary action by the church from the git-go, as you make it sound.

65 posted on 06/03/2008 2:49:26 PM PDT by Tarkus2040 ("Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about." --Barry Farber)
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To: Antoninus

It’s best to ignore trolls.


66 posted on 06/03/2008 2:52:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Revolting cat!

Speaking the truth is getting pretty darn dull around here, eh?


67 posted on 06/03/2008 2:55:52 PM PDT by Tarkus2040 ("Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about." --Barry Farber)
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To: Pyro7480

Pfleger needs to pfind another pflock.


68 posted on 06/03/2008 2:57:06 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Pyro7480

Bill O’Reilly called for this thing...I am sure he will be pleased as punch.


69 posted on 06/03/2008 2:58:10 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Democrats worry about winning peace prizes , Republicans worry about winning wars)
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To: Pyro7480

This is one of the many things I like about the church, Phleger was something I did not recognize. We are called to be humble, charitable, and people of God. I knew the church would take care of this problem and Phleger is an example of why it is so important to have dogma, structure, and organization.


70 posted on 06/03/2008 2:59:28 PM PDT by mgist
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To: NYer

Rev. Phleger has been openly supporting and promoting an open and strong public advocate of abortion and infanticide, intrinsically evil crimes, so serious that they warrant excommunication.

Cardinal George needs to demand that he either publicly denounce his support for Obama and all other death-lovers, or begin formal excommunication proceedings.


71 posted on 06/03/2008 2:59:49 PM PDT by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

We will hear about it tonight.


72 posted on 06/03/2008 3:00:05 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Tarkus2040
but anti-white hate speech (from a white priest, no less) is where the church draws the line.

Actually, it wasn't. The Cardinal was forced to act by the Catholic faithful. The spineless Cardinal has known about this idiot for years, but until he felt pressure, he did nothing.

73 posted on 06/03/2008 3:01:08 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: My Favorite Headache
Bill O’Reilly called for this thing...I am sure he will be pleased as punch.

Pleased? O'Reilly probably has convinced himself that Cardinal George took the step only because O'Reilly called for it.

74 posted on 06/03/2008 3:01:08 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Tarkus2040

LIAR, LIAR SNIPER FIRE! Unless you have ACTUAL and FACTUAL proof, I call BS.

I agree that it was not handled properly, but as you say, over the years, things HAVE been done properly.

Where do you get your facts? Are you even a Catholic?

I am tired of the false rumors. Back it up with facts or shut up!!


75 posted on 06/03/2008 3:01:53 PM PDT by Dacula (I never left the Republican party, they left me a long time ago.)
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To: Pyro7480
Say what you want about the RC Church but when a Cardinal wants to make the lightening strike on one of his priests, the only sound is thunder.
76 posted on 06/03/2008 3:05:21 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Tarkus2040

Knock it off.


77 posted on 06/03/2008 3:07:49 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Froggie

The sad fact is that Pfleger is vitrually useless outside of a black liberation theology context. And of course a black liberation theology context is antithetical to Catholic doctrine.

It’s disgusting.


78 posted on 06/03/2008 3:07:57 PM PDT by Notwithstanding ("You are either with America in our time of need or you are not" - Hillary from Senate well 9/12/01)
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To: Notwithstanding

I’d guess we’ll see him next when he signs on with NBC as a political analyst.


79 posted on 06/03/2008 3:09:14 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Dacula
I am tired of the false rumors. Back it up with facts or shut up!!

Where have you been for the past few decades? Even Catholics readily admit these acts of impropriety have existed. I'd rather not insult your intelligence by telling you to do some research on the subject, or are you a Catholic in denial?

80 posted on 06/03/2008 3:13:20 PM PDT by Tarkus2040 ("Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about." --Barry Farber)
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To: NYer

Last time they tried to re-locate him to another parish he rallied his parishioners to petition for him to stay.
And, he won.

He’s absolutely disgusting.


81 posted on 06/03/2008 3:14:36 PM PDT by FReepapalooza (Joshua 3:4 ..."for ye have not passed this way heretofore.")
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To: Admin Moderator

With all due respect, what have I done to warrant a warning? I haven’t lied; aren’t I allowed to defend my position? Regardless, this is my final post on this thread.


82 posted on 06/03/2008 3:17:45 PM PDT by Tarkus2040 ("Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about." --Barry Farber)
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To: Pyro7480

Poor Fleegle got a little too big for his britches.

I’m sure his ego won’t let him get transfered. He’ll quit, become a Trinity momma and wear black face.


83 posted on 06/03/2008 3:21:35 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Uncle Ted says - Arbeit Macht Frei!! And let me know when you're done with the yard....)
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To: I-ambush

That’s who my husband likened him to.


84 posted on 06/03/2008 3:27:06 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: joebuck
I’m sure the Church can find a nice parish for him in Outer Mongolia.

No....How about a church in say, Iran?!!!

85 posted on 06/03/2008 3:36:05 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: Pyro7480

FDR threatened to charge Coughlin with treason if his Cardinal didn’t cancel his radio program. Coughlin was ordered to shut up.

Coughlin didn’t understand that Pearl Harbor rendered his pro-Fascist position untenable.


86 posted on 06/03/2008 3:37:17 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: Non-Sequitur
Pleased? O'Reilly probably has convinced himself that Cardinal George took the step only because O'Reilly called for it.

And my guess is that he'll tell us so tonight.

87 posted on 06/03/2008 3:38:56 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: wardaddy

They can do it without Vatican approval or knowledge.


88 posted on 06/03/2008 3:41:34 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: Pyro7480

I don’t want him reassigned. I want him defrocked.

If he’s reassigned elsewhere, he’ll end up just corrupting another parish.


89 posted on 06/03/2008 3:43:15 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Non-Sequitur

Who cares. Assign him as Priest Vicar for Catholic cemetaries and close the book on the guy.


90 posted on 06/03/2008 3:48:28 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: sandyeggo; trisham; Tax-chick; NYer; Petronski

The Gospel today was from Mark:

“Render to Caesar what is Caesar, and to God what is God’s.”

The meditation in the Magnificat was from Saint Augustine and was magnificent. The Saint pondered as to how the world looks on a man to find the image of Caesar, while God looks on a man to find His image...

Think that was a coincidence, Friends?


91 posted on 06/03/2008 3:48:57 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: fatima
In 1981, Pfleger adopted an eight-year-old son, Lamar, in defiance of Cardinal John Patrick Cody who had threatened to fire him if he went ahead with the adoption.

Lamar graduated from college and got a job with Continental Airlines, which he lost after the September 11, 2001 attacks. He subsequently enlisted in the United States Army.

In 1992, Pfleger adopted another son, Beronti, who currently attends the University of Central Florida.

In 1997, Pfleger became the foster father to Jarvis Franklin, who was killed by stray gunfire on May 30, 1998.

**********

I saw this on Wikipedia. Never heard this before...

92 posted on 06/03/2008 3:56:48 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: pgkdan
Assign him as Priest Vicar for Catholic cemetaries and close the book on the guy.

Actually I think the Archdiocese needs to book Pfleger into a long series of seminars on diversity and racial tolerance. I think he's got some problems in that area.

93 posted on 06/03/2008 3:57:51 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Antoninus

>>>>>Knock it off. Homosexual predator priests have been removed from their parishes by the boat-load over the years—as they should be.

As a Catholic, I have to make a point of fact here.

The priests were not removed voluntarily by Bishops or Cardinals. The priests were arrested and were in custody of the state. In fact, most pedophile priests have not been excommunicated and still draw pensions.

For decades, Cardinals and Bishops knew there was abuse taking place and just shuttled the problem priests among different parishes causing more victims.

Had the problem been taken care earlier by RCC leadership, hundreds of parishes and Catholic schools around the country would not have to close to fund lawsuit payments.


94 posted on 06/03/2008 3:59:51 PM PDT by ktime
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To: TexasCajun
Father Michael Pfleger reminds me of Eminem, the Whitey who acts like a Black Rapper.

I've never heard a white Catholic priest speak-uh like he was-uh, ah say-uh, Foghorn-uh Leggggg-horn until Pfleger's little blackface routine.
95 posted on 06/03/2008 4:05:11 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: Frank Sheed

Very interesting thoughts, Frank.


96 posted on 06/03/2008 4:06:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Hi, I'm an assault Catholic! Some consider me high caliber, others just a large bore.)
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To: Pyro7480

Temporary?


97 posted on 06/03/2008 4:06:41 PM PDT by AliVeritas (No present button for the affirmative action pres, but a new and improved easy button)
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To: Das Outsider

*I had...


98 posted on 06/03/2008 4:07:22 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: Boagenes

send him to mugabe’s land and let him act black there and lets see what happens to him there


99 posted on 06/03/2008 4:08:55 PM PDT by manc (a normal natural marriage is between a man and a woman, MA has a perverted sham marriages)
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To: Pyro7480

Here is Pfleger’s latest sermon.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=365_1182445569


100 posted on 06/03/2008 4:10:20 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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