Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Snuffy Pfleger snuffed from the pulpit..

Pfleger suspended from St. Sabina duties

The firebrand pastor of St. Sabina parish was effectively removed from his duties there Tuesday, according to a statement released by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

In the statement, Cardinal Francis George says he asked the Rev. Michael Pfleger, 59, to "take leave for a couple of weeks from his pastoral duties." The statement said Pfleger "does not believe this to be the right step at this time." "While respecting his disagreement, I have nevertheless asked him to use this opportunity to reflect on his recent statements and actions in the light of the Church's regulations for all Catholic priests," George said.

The modern equivalent of sending him to a monastery w/ a vow of silence.

I'll quote the GunGuys:

"Father Pfleger, keep up the great work."