Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Catholic Church finally reacts to Pfleger - George Temporarily Removes Pfleger From St. Sabina: "CHICAGO (CBS) ― 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 senators 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."

Pfleger has been a leftist loose cannon and shameless media hound for years and seems to delight in this sort of controversy. For example, Pfleger says he is the only priest in the nation who has endorsed a candidate, which is prohibited by church rules (according to Pfleger in the Sun-Times). He did it anyway. I read yesterday that he has been warned about his behavior numerous times. He is supposedly agonizing over this latest incident and says he thought his mockery of Clinton would never be heard outside Obama's church (excuse me--former church), adding dishonesty to his pre-existing narcissism.

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