Well, well- there is still some tiny fraction of justice left in the world. Cardinal George has removed that horrible priest, Fr. Pfleger, from his post at St. Sabina’s parish in Chicago. The Cardinal’s action is a direct result of Fr. Pfleger’s insulting rant against Hillary Clinton which he delivered from the pulpit of Trinity United Church.
Kara Spak in the Chicago SunTimes on line edition article calls Fr. Pfleger “the firebrand pastor.” I call him an insensitive boor who is teaching Liberation Theology- a doctrine the Church in no way approves.
Read Kara’s article at-
The Cardinal’s statement-
STATEMENT OF FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE, O.M.I.,
ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO
June 3, 2008
To put recent events in some perspective, I have asked Father Michael Pfleger, Pastor of St. Sabina’s Parish, to step back from his obligations there and take leave for a couple of weeks from his pastoral duties, effective today. Fr. Pfleger does not believe this to be the right step at this time. While respecting his disagreement, I have nevertheless asked him to use this opportunity to reflect on his recent statements and actions in the light of the Church’s regulations for all Catholic priests. I hope that this period will also be a time away from the public spotlight and for rest and attention to family concerns.
I hope also that the life of St. Sabina’s parish may continue in uninterrupted fashion. Fr. William Vanecko, Pastor of St. Kilian’s parish, will be temporary administrator of St. Sabina’s and will assure the full complement of ministerial services during this period. I ask the members of St. Sabina’s parish to cooperate with him and to keep him and Fr. Pfleger in their prayers. They are in mine.
I hope and pray that Fr. Pfleger never, ever disgraces a pulpit again. I congratulate and thank the Cardinal for taking this long overdue step to discipline this rogue priest. I pray Fr. Pfleger spends his time “reflecting” on his perverse use of his position for self-aggrandizement and truly repents of the sin he has committed against one of the greatest Democratic women ever to grace our country. I hope Fr. Pfleger spends some time re-acquainting himself with the Word of God, which he has perverted. Here are some verses I think Fr. Pfleger should “reflect” on- from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah- chapter 44-
9 All who make idols are nothing,
and the things they treasure are worthless.
Those who would speak up for them are blind;
they are ignorant, to their own shame.
10 Who shapes a god and casts an idol,
which can profit him nothing?
11 He and his kind will be put to shame;
craftsmen are nothing but men.
Let them all come together and take their stand;
they will be brought down to terror and infamy.
Surely this ignorant priest has spoken up for the idol makers and now he is shamed. Oh yes, Cardinal George, I will pray, unceasingly, day and night, for sanity to return to our country and for the false god Obama and all his minions to be brought down in terror as behooves those who create idols and lead the people astray.