Catholic Citizens of Illinois (www.catholiccitizens.org), a lay organization of Roman Catholics who support the teachings of the Catholic Church, is calling on Francis Cardinal George to remove Rev. Michael Phleger as pastor of St. Sabina's immediately.I believe that most, if not all, of faithful Catholics would concur. The man is an embarrassment. It's time for any remaining Catholics at St Sabina's to get a real Catholic priest.
Phleger's tirades are racist and there's nothing Catholic about them. A few years ago, Phleger threatened to start a new church rather than be re-assigned. He has started a new church, but on Archdiocese of Chicago property. Phleger's scandalous conduct is shameful and an embarrassment to the Catholic Church.