Cardinal George: On the Fr. Pfleger Matter

STATEMENT OF FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE, O.M.I.,
ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO
Friday, May 30, 2008

Statement of Cardinal Francis George concerning remarks of
Fr. Michael Pfleger about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton during
an address at Trinity United Church of Christ on Sunday May 25, 2008
The Catholic Church does not endorse political candidates. Consequently, while a priest must speak to political issues that are also moral, he may not endorse candidates nor engage in partisan campaigning.Racial issues are both political and moral and are also highly charged. Words can be differently interpreted, but Fr. Pfleger’s remarks about Senator Clinton are both partisan and amount to a personal attack. I regret that deeply.

To avoid months of turmoil in the church, Fr. Pfleger has promised me that he will not enter into campaigning, will not publicly mention any candidate by name and will abide by the discipline common to all Catholic priests.

Link to the controversial YouTube Video

 

Link to Fr. Pfleger’s apology
 
More on Fr. Pfleger 
 
 
The latest … Fr. Pfleger asked to take a leave 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Quotes of the week (not necessarily religious)

Quotes of the Week

 

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
– Napoleon Bonaparte –

 

I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.
– Frank Lloyd Wright –

 

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds,
and the pessimist fears this is true.
– James Branch Cabell –

Anybody can juggle one ball … but nobody will ever pay to watch.
– Doug Lawrence –

    

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