Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fr. Pfleger May Be Gone

I still know a few folks from the Chicago area, and they've been wondering about this ever since he basically aired his status as a formal heretic on the issue of women priests. Rorate seems to think it's a very real possibility, though. Oddly enough, it isn't about the rejection of the Magisterium, something I guess maybe he's used to by now. It's about his assignment as a priest.

"The Rev. Michael Pfleger also said on the 'Smiley & West' public radio program that he had been banned from speaking at events in the archdiocese and blamed pressure from conservative Catholics and the National Rifle Association for his most recent clash with Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George.

“'I want to try to stay in the Catholic Church,'” Pfleger said. “'If they say ‘You either take this principalship of [Leo High School] or pastorship there or leave,’ then I’ll have to look outside the church. I believe my calling is to be a pastor. I believe my calling is to be a voice for justice. I believe my calling is to preach the Gospel. In or out of the church, I’m going to continue to do that.'”
Weird stuff. We'll post news as it comes.


haskovec said...

I don't really think the NRA takes a position on women priests, seems a little odd he would blame them...

Kbyrnes said...

He mentioned the NRA as a nemesis because of his very public stand against guns.