It's about time. KUDO's to Cardinal George. He certainly gave "Father" Pfleger plenty of chances to stop attacking the Church he is supposed to be serving.
Controversial Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger was suspended by the archdiocese on April 27 after making public statements threatening to leave the Church if he were reassigned from his current parish.
“If that is truly your attitude, you have already left the Catholic Church and are therefore not able to pastor a Catholic parish,” Cardinal Francis George wrote in a letter Wednesday suspending Fr. Pfleger's priestly faculties.
“A Catholic priest’s inner life is governed by his promises, motivated by faith and love, to live chastely as a celibate man and to obey his bishop,” emphasized the cardinal. “Breaking either promise destroys his vocation and wounds the Church.”
Fr. Pfleger's recent comments added to his controversial stance in the Church, given his public support for President Obama's presidential campaign as well as for mocking remarks against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her run for office in 2008.
In April of last year, he made waves for speaking in favor of women and married priests during a Divine Mercy Sunday homily.