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.
Good question, and maybe it’s slowly but surely going that way, let us pray! I may have a partial answer for you, my post (#24) on another Phleger thread from a few days ago. (I have family from Chicago and relatives in the priesthood on which I base this opinion):
Aright, you can't just leave it like that, you know. I have a vivid imagination, and while some of the skits running through my mind are quite comical, I dare say they are probably incorrect. I assume you refer to some punishment or expulsion ritual, but please do explain...