Father Pfleger Reinstated
In April, Cardinal Francis George attempted to reassign the famed priest and civil rights activist to a lower-profile pulpit. What’s more, he apparently did so by way of a letter. “If that is truly your attitude,” George wrote on the Father’s remarks that he’d leave the Catholic church if assigned anywhere other than Saint Sabina’s, “you have already left the church and are therefore not able to pastor a Catholic parish.” The parish didn’t like that. Michael Pfleger was reinstated less than a month later.
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