So with the exception of the troop bashing, I'm not sure if what Wright said was all that wrong. If you have a lot of people supporting him, there's a reason. I think that reason should be asked about instead of just condemned.
What is clear here is that Cardinal Francis George doesn't have the backbone to discipline Pfleger.
Pfleger has long been a radical activist. He has a huge following in his Chicago parish - this is rare in any city parish in the Catholic Church in the US. I've read that they way he celebrates the Mass is questionable at best and he takes liberties with it.
Supposedly, Pfleger has been reassigned to other parishes in the past and has refused to go - saying that if he were removed from St. Sabina Parish he would set up his own church and take the parishoners with him.
Now, if Pfleger were a priest who wanted to celebrate the Traditional Mass in Latin, any one of most of the American bishops would probably have run his ass out of town.
As for the priest abuse scandal - I think it's worse than the media reported, and I'm not taking potshots. I go to Mass nearly every day and go to Confession regularly. These men who did these things were not pedophiles - they went after teenaged boys, not children.
They never had any business being in the priesthood, but because the bishops, collectively, dropped the ball, unqualified men were ordained. A man with same sex attraction has no business ever being in a seminary - such a place is a near occasion of sin for him.
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