Some might consider this public rebuke to be inadequate. Personally, I think this was long overdue. Allow me to be clear, this is not about Barack Obama’s former church. This is about Father Pfleiger being a poor representative of the Catholic Church. His behavior is not an example of Christian behavior, much less, Catholic behavior.
Catholics, along with Christians in general, face abuse by many including the media. Let not a rogue priest provide the ammunition. Let not a rogue priest mislead his parish into bad behavior that doesn’t reflect the true beliefs of the Church.
So, thanks, Cardinal George, for taking this stand and asking Father Pfleiger to reflect on his behavior. And thanks in advance for continuing to hold our priests to the highest standards of behavior and committment to Catholic teachings.