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Yo, Rev, take a couple of weeks off ...
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Catholic church has taken action, of sorts, against the priest, Michael Pfleger, who mocked Hillary Clinton during a guest appearance at Chicago's Trinity UCC:
Cardinal Francis George asked a Chicago priest on Tuesday to temporarily step down from his post to "reflect on his recent statements" regarding Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and her bid for the White House.

Last week, the Rev. Michael Pfleger mocked Clinton at Sen. Barack Obama's former church, saying the New York senator felt "entitled" to the Democratic nomination for president.

In a guest sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ, Pfleger pretended he was Clinton crying over "a black man stealing my show."
It mostly appears to be the proverbial slap on the wrist:
The leave was effective Tuesday and was scheduled to last about two weeks, said Archdiocese spokeswoman Susan Burritt.

"This is the Cardinal's way of hopefully relieving some of the pressure, to step away and reflect a little bit. That is the intent here," she said. "This has been a difficult week in light of everything that's happened."

Pfleger, who has promised George he would no longer mention any presidential candidates by name, did not believe "this to be the right step at this time," according to the statement.

"While respecting his disagreement, I have nevertheless asked him to use this opportunity to reflect," George said in the statement. "I hope that this period will also be a time away from the public spotlight and for rest and attention to family concerns."
He'll be back and, I'm sure, he'll find a way to again insert himself into the news cycle by not mentioning McCain by name.
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I predict he’ll be back in the pulpit on 11/12.
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Cardinal Francis George wasn’t as upset with Pfleger comments at Trinity UCC as he was with a endorsement of Obama delivered from the pulpit of St. Sabina’s that same day.
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