Fr. Pfleger Is Suspended
Francis Cardinal George, the Archbishop of Chicago, just issued the following statement about controversial Obama friend Father Michael Pfleger:
“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’m certain that someone will write or say that he’s been suspended for ‘mocking’ Sen. Clinton (which he did), or for ‘bringing scandal to the church’ (which he also did). It’s much closer to the truth, I think, that he is suspended for breaching the wall between Church and State – for mixing religion with politics. Most people don’t realize that it is the religion institutions that are sullied when this happens, not the state institutions.