Cardinal calls priest's remarks 'partisan'

Obama 'disappointed' by Pfleger comments
May 30, 2008 3:10:07 PM PDT
The flap over Fr. Michael Pfleger's political comments has drawn a response from Cardinal Francis George.licly mention any candidate by name and will abide by the discipline common to all catholic priests."

But a promise is not enough for Hackett, whose group has seen and heard enough from the outspoken South Side priest.

"We're calling on the cardinal to remove Father Pfleger immediately as pastor of that church. He doesn't represent the Catholic teaching. He doesn't represent the Catholic faith, and he scandalizes all of us," she said.

The cardinal, who also criticized the tone of Pfleger's sermon, gave no indication Friday that he considered removing the priest from St. Sabina.

It will be interesting to see how Pfleger does not mention Barack Obama by name, given the fact he has been one of the most outspoken Obama supporters.


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