Skip to comments.(Cardinal) George Temporarily Removes Pfleger From St. Sabina
Posted on 06/03/2008 1:44:07 PM PDT by Pyro7480
click here to read article
“Im 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.
“The Catholic Churchs 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 cant remember a recent instance.”
I remembered that this particular one was defrocked and later murdered in prison.
It’s a good first step. :)
I’ll be happy if the man is gone.
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...
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.
Not exactly. It is a policy of some dioceses, but it is not mandatory that pastors be transferred after six years.
***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.
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.
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.
It’s best to ignore trolls.
Speaking the truth is getting pretty darn dull around here, eh?
Pfleger needs to pfind another pflock.
Bill O’Reilly called for this thing...I am sure he will be pleased as punch.
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.
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.
We will hear about it tonight.
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.
Pleased? O'Reilly probably has convinced himself that Cardinal George took the step only because O'Reilly called for it.
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!!
Knock it off.
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.
I’d guess we’ll see him next when he signs on with NBC as a political analyst.
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?
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.
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.
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.
That’s who my husband likened him to.
No....How about a church in say, Iran?!!!
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.
And my guess is that he'll tell us so tonight.
They can do it without Vatican approval or knowledge.
I don’t want him reassigned. I want him defrocked.
If he’s reassigned elsewhere, he’ll end up just corrupting another parish.
Who cares. Assign him as Priest Vicar for Catholic cemetaries and close the book on the guy.
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?
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...
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.
>>>>>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.
Very interesting thoughts, Frank.
send him to mugabe’s land and let him act black there and lets see what happens to him there
Here is Pfleger’s latest sermon.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.