Thursday, March 17, 2011
Controversial Chicago priest to be moved from urban parish?
Father Michael Pfleger met with Cardinal George this week, evidently to discuss a move out of St. Sabina parish. Father Pfleger, a fiery political activist, has drawn criticism for several public statements. In 2008 he was disciplined with a short leave of absence after he mocked Hillary Clinton, then a Democratic candidate who was opposed Father Pfleger’s own favorite contender, Barack Obama. Last year he was called on the carpet once again after delivering a sermon in which he said flatly that “there should be women priests.”
In spite of the priest’s checkered public career, Cardinal George personally presented Father Pfleger with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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