No, seriously, I'd like the chance to ask Cardinal George what it would take before a priest got removed permanently. Theoretically, is there an act Pfleger could commit that would shame the Catholic church and the archdiocese of Chicago enough that they'd decide to cut him loose?
- We know injecting the church into elections, thus at least theoretically jeopardizing their tax-exempt status in any just world, isn't enough.
- We know that praising bigots like Louis Farrakhan from the pulpit isn't enough.
- We know that publicly lying repeatedly in his official capacity as a priest isn't enough.
- We know that threatening to "snuff out" John Riggio wasn't enough.
H/T to Armed and Safe whose article suggests the reassignment may be permanent. I'll believe that when I see it.