Pfleger Pfaces Punishment
Submitted By Todd on June 4th at 12:40am
Embarrassed, perhaps, by the Racist Reverend's newfound prominence, the Diocese of Chicago has suspended Michael Pfleger.
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.It's about Pfreaking time, isn't it?
"I have asked Father Michael Pfleger, Pastor of St. Sabina's Parish, to step back from his obligations there," the Cardinal said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon, "and take leave for a couple of weeks from his pastoral duties, effective today."Pfleger was, apparently, not pleased.
The order requires Fr. Pflger to at least temporarily leave the rectory he's called home for the past 24 years.
"Fr. Pfleger does not believe this to be the right step at this time," the Cardinal's statement continued. "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."Priests aren't supposed to be in the politics business.