Saturday, June 09, 2007

Cardinal Smacks Pfleger

  • Cardinal Francis George has taken an unusual step: issuing a statement about the Archdiocese of Chicago‚Äôs activist priest, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, for comments he made at an anti-gun rally.

    It is the latest episode in longstanding tensions between George and Pfleger, who have clashed over everything from doctrine to politics.

And rest assured, if Pfleger steps out of line again, the Cardinal will issue ANOTHER strongly worded memo. It's just like the United Nations. A blizzard of paper and memos and denunciations. And nothing changes.

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31 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the catholic church moves to kick him out of the church, can he hide inside of his own church so they can't kick him out like the Hispanic woman on the West side???

6/09/2007 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does he still drive the newer Infiniti and smoke cigaretttes when he is driving???? Who paid for that car and does he still have his name on the license plates???

6/09/2007 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cardinal should have called it for what it was..... A SIN

Now that would have caused a big stink in the church

6/09/2007 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the catholic church is a business heavily weighted in real estate.
IF they practiced what they preached you would have 5 kids like your grandad or be excommunicated for use of birth control. they want your money so they relax (compromise) their standards. want a divorce??? no problem 7 hail marys and a fat envelope. might as well just go to the house of hope.....at least you can get promoted out of there.

6/09/2007 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pfleger is our white version of reverend Meeks.

6/09/2007 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

next time he gets out of line the cardinal his going to hit him with his purse.

6/09/2007 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY IS LT MCMAMON AT 050 RELATED TO DA CARDINAL OR THE 11TH WARD?

6/09/2007 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Cardinal smacks him, he may actually like it!

6/09/2007 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Pfleger is our white version of reverend Meeks.

6/09/2007 05:49:00 AM

No he is not close has he gotten anyone promoted? Why does the cardinal have a police officer detailed to his mansion? the catholic church has billions of dollars why not hire private security?

6/09/2007 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one more time and ,you are outa here, thats what they have said 52 times ago...

6/09/2007 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the joke with the punchline, "I got two snicker bars and a pat on the head".

6/09/2007 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

write a letter to George and tell him you will pull your kids from catholics schools and not attend Chicago catholic church until this rogue preist is dealt with, doesnt Pleger use words like "dealt with" about bad cops???

6/09/2007 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pfleger is the original. Eminem and Vanilla Ice have nothing on the good priest.

Father Pfleger needs a rap video and he'll be set!

6/09/2007 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Chris Morton said...

If the Church gives the wink and the nod to child molestation, what POSSIBLE idea could anyone have that it'd punish a death threat in which no one was harmed... yet.

I gave up Catholicism for Lent...

6/09/2007 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCREW THE CATHOLIC CHURCH I USED TO BE CATHOLIC BUT NOW I AM A CHRISTIAN I NOW ATEEND SERVICES IN BARRINGTON, CALLED THE CHURCH OF WILLOW CREEK, IN ADDITION IF I CATCH FATHER PFLEGER DRIVING IN MY DISTRICT I WILL IMPOUND HIS RIDE.

6/09/2007 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I told you in a previous thread. For all of you Notre Dame and Bears fans, Chris Zorich and the Christopher Zorich foundation are big contributers to Father Pfleger and St. Sabina.

6/09/2007 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An ex-priest told me that the George would love to move Pfleger to another parish, but he can't because of the protests it would cause at his current parish, and the Church has enough problems on its hands. Because of this, the cardinal wants to, as a matter of policy, move pastors every few years so they can't obtain the kind of power that Pfleger has. It kind of reminds of DCs that can't move certain downtown foot guys because the businesses they take care of will protest too much.

6/09/2007 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Infiniti...never mind that, does he still have a CPD Detached Services body guard, with a city car.

If anyone sees this guy out there, with a body guard, and a city car, try to get a photo. Maybe the bodyguard can be identified and we can get the plate number.

SCC can publish the photo here, and maybe on the front page of the Trib or Times.

Does the Cardinal still have the CPD detail on his home on State Parkway?

6/09/2007 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct me if I am wrong (I haven't ran the plate)but isn't his license plate DABLOOD?

6/09/2007 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Celtic Avenger said...

Pfleger has his moments of pure stupidity. Most of us do.

However, if you look what he has done with that Parish he has done more good than bad.

I certainly don't want to be judged solely by all the dumb shit I have said or done. I would also like the good to be looked at.

He also was allowed to speak at the funeral for Coretta Scott King. "Reverend" Jackson was relegated to sitting quietly in the pews and did not speak.

It was what we lapsed Catholics call a "moment of Grace".

6/09/2007 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop! or I'll yell stop again.

6/09/2007 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It was what we lapsed Catholics call a "moment of Grace".

Nice try, more like Pandering to the Politically correct race baiter nothing more...

6/09/2007 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 6/09/2007 08:21:00A.M. Lt. McMahon of 050 is originally from the 19th Ward. That is her clout. Not the Cardinal or the 11th Ward. I don't know how she is at the airport, but when I worked for her she was a good person and helped the P.O.'s that worked for her.

6/09/2007 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Infiniti...never mind that, does he still have a CPD Detached Services body guard, with a city car.

If anyone sees this guy out there, with a body guard, and a city car, try to get a photo. Maybe the bodyguard can be identified and we can get the plate number.

SCC can publish the photo here, and maybe on the front page of the Trib or Times.

Does the Cardinal still have the CPD detail on his home on State Parkway?

6/09/2007 01:44:00 PM

must be nice bodyguard detail like the rest! why does anyone of these clowns need bodygurads! From the mayor to the treasurer to ald burke and more what a waste of millions hey guys with all your fortunes hire your own guards we need more officers on the streets the working man does not have protection why do you get it?

6/09/2007 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pflegers plate is "Oh God!"

6/10/2007 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has NO bodyguard, period. He used to drive himself before he was injured.

He can move that idiot tommarrow, he got the goods on him with the little boys. Remeber the priest from the Soth side 15-20 years ago. He went. No one knows the cardinals reasoning on this one.

Pliger church is no way Catholic, it acts and runs like a W/S store front church on South Stony during services.

Cardinal George loves the Mexicans, the truth is they do not believe in dropping a cent.

6/10/2007 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I gave up catholicism for lent" ,hey thats my line,I use it every year, but it fits so what the hell.

6/10/2007 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Chicago. The only ones who get real disciplinary action are the non-clout police officers. Everyone else gets a pimp slap and a wink. We get indicted.

6/10/2007 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always wondered about the hatred that Fr. Pfleger engenders in the white community. I am a south side white guy, and I remember a few years back when there was that controversy about the basketball league. I think that the parents there had some realistic fears about driving to St. Sabina, as that area can be pretty bad at times (shootings every now and then and plenty of drugs). I also think that some of those parents didn't like the idea of getting whacked by the St. Sabina teams, but thats an old story. I do think though that who gives a rats ass about if he stays there? He is loved by his parishoners. That's what counts isn't it? The people that he ministers to want him there, and I think that that's what a church is supposed to be about. And you know what? That billboard stuff? He's right. The liquor and tobacco companies DO overadvertise in poor communities. They target the people there, and for a number of reasons, economic and sociological, the people in those areas purchase "harmful" (booze and smokes) products in fairly high numbers. I wonder what the reaction would be from catholic leaders in the more upscale communities if the advertising was done as prominently as it is in Pfleger's community, or other places like the west side and other areas of the south side. I am not a big fan of his style, but I don't go to his church and listen to his sermons. But, as I said, the members of that parish do go to the services, and like the way that he runs his program. That being the case, leave him alone and don't crucify him for that dumb thing he said about the guy that owns Chucks Gun shop. As someone else said, who's perfect?

6/11/2007 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old timers will remember the beef old man Daley had with Cardianl Cody.

Cody was very liberal. He tould Cody "you save souls" and I "will take care of the ........."

Cody then did mind his own business when it came to his liberal attitude with certain folks.

6/11/2007 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who paid for that car and does he still have his name on the license plates???

6/09/2007 12:21:00 AM

One of his "adopted" cchillens stole it.

6/14/2007 04:48:00 PM  

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