Sunday, June 08, 2008

He'll Be Back

After meeting with Chicago's Cardinal Francis George in recent days, the leadership of St Sabina's parish announced at today's Masses that Fr Michael Pfleger -- the longtime pastor who was temporarily benched on Tuesday after politically-tinged commentary from a pulpit -- would return to the post next week:
On Sunday morning, associate minister Kimberly Lymore, said Pfleger will be permitted to return to his parish on June 16, a Monday. Lymore read a letter from Pfleger in which the priest said, “This has been a very painful time for me... Let this be a teaching moment for us to hear from the Lord.”

Parishioners cheered and delivered a standing ovation in response.
The Trib notes that the reinstatement comes "with no restrictions."

PHOTO: Al Podgorski/Chicago Sun-Times