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Father Pfleger vows to preach at other churches if suspension isn’t lifted

Catholic World News - May 11, 2011

Father Michael Pfleger, the controversial pastor of St. Sabina Pastor in Chicago, has vowed to preach at other churches if Cardinal Francis George does not lift his suspension by this weekend. The cardinal suspended Father Pfleger’s faculties after the priest said that he would rather leave the Church than accept a position as a high school principal.

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  • Posted by: edwillneff3195 - May. 11, 2011 9:56 PM ET USA

    Yet more threats by Pfleger to take his marbles and play somewhere else. I hope Cardinal George does not try to kiss up to this leftwing Pfleger poverty pimp and race hustler any more. Pfleger has already damaged too many people by his demagoguery -- look at what he's done to St. Sabina. I rest my case. Good riddance, Pfleger. (Cardinal George, for once do the right thing and let Pfleger -- GO.)

  • Posted by: impossible - May. 11, 2011 9:33 PM ET USA

    Cardinal George should forbid Pfleger to speak at any Catholic institution in the diocese and fobid those institutions to host him. He should be given the choice to be obedient or be laicized. Since the issues have been long joined, he should be given a whole week to make his choice.

  • Posted by: rpp - May. 11, 2011 6:28 PM ET USA

    Dan, Fr. Pfleger and Rev. Wright publicly claim to be friends and often appear together at events; less like competition and more like partnership. But to the point, how does the Fr. P take this stand, yet balance that with the obedience he is to show to his ordinary? Does he think he has some special exemption?

  • Posted by: Steve214 - May. 11, 2011 4:43 PM ET USA

    It is entirely appropriate for non-Catholics to preach and non-Catholic churches.

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2011 11:42 AM ET USA

    The Cardinal should invite Mr Pfleger to create a church of his own. Rev. Wright, you may shortly have some competition!

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2011 11:06 AM ET USA

    Maybe he should threaten to hold his breath until he gets his way.

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 11, 2011 10:42 AM ET USA

    Don't let the door hit you on your way out...

  • Posted by: Cornelius - May. 11, 2011 7:07 AM ET USA

    That's a serious threat . . . to the "churches" where Fr. Pfleger plans to preach.

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