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Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Stohn

"I got what Mary didn't have. I got intimacy again with the Father!"
-Right, the Theotokos didn't have intimacy with the Father....

Bob

I'm sure Mary ("I carried the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity in my womb for nine months and then gave birth to, nursed, clothed, and raised the Savior...and then watched as they tortured and killed my only son, as a sword pierced my soul.") is pleased to hear that the good Fr. Pfleger has the intimacy with the Father that she soooooo surely lacked....

Beefalo

Wow! We all have the keys!

Let's call a spade a spade: this guy's a Protestant in Catholic clothing. He has no business being behind the pulpit in a Catholic church (or strolling about the altar, for that matter). How can he be allowed to preach this stuff?

Charles E Flynn

From <>

"Worship, however," he [Pope Benedict] continued, "cannot come from our imagination: that would be a cry in the darkness or mere self-affirmation. True liturgy supposes that God responds and shows us how we can adore Him. ... The Church lives in His presence and its reason for being and existing is to expand His presence in the world."

Charles E Flynn

From http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2010/04/eucharist-heart-of-christian-life.html

"Worship, however," he [Pope Benedict] continued, "cannot come from our imagination: that would be a cry in the darkness or mere self-affirmation. True liturgy supposes that God responds and shows us how we can adore Him. ... The Church lives in His presence and its reason for being and existing is to expand His presence in the world."

Jackson

Why hasn't this man been excommunicated? Why is the SSPX - which simply wants to hold to tradition - persecuted while this man remains in good standing?

Thomas Aquinas

I think you have to be communicated first before you're excommunicated. As far as I can see, there is no evidence of the former.

Rich Leonardi

Shame on Cardinal George for granting a lifetime achievement award to that clown-priest.

Matthew K

I am NOT defending Fr. Pphleger when I say I think he was not referring to the Holy Virgin, but to Mary Magdalene. After all, Mary of Magdala is much more popular with heterodox than the Theotokos.

Sharon

How about some Americans sending this Youtube to Cardinal George and the Nuncio and maybe the appropriate curial department?

Thomas S

Why does the image of St. Nicholas punching out Arius come to my mind more and more frequently these days?

How many of our problems these days stem from outright COWARDICE? I don't even believe it's a false sense of compassion that keeps bishops from acting decisively anymore. It's cowardice plain and simple.

It's enough to make you want to scream to Holy Heaven for intervention.

mark

Is this guy nuts or what?

Magister Christianus

I think there may be some confusion here. This is the so-called "Raging Prophet" Rod Parsley out of Columbus, Ohio, in a white robe. (http://www.rodparsley.com/) This is insane! Seriously, can nothing be done about this?

LJ

Someone, if not Cardinal George, then someone higher up, needs to pull Fr. Pfleger over and quietly tell him;
"I got the power."

I have heard this kind of rant from Protestant preachers in the past. This is indeed Protestantism, and he is simply in the wrong pulpit.

It is sad that he does take a theme that does need some 'splainin' in the Catholic Church and then spins right off into heresy.

Perhaps what makes it even more irritating is the Reverend Wright wannabe style. Is that really necessary in black neighbourhoods in Chicago, or is it simply pandering? Fr. Pfeger is becoming a caricature, a buffoon, as well as a heretic.

LJ

I was just replaying the video of Father Barron and Scott Hahn in discussion. About three quarters of the way through the video they are discussing Iranaeus and Scott Hahn's favorite topic, Covenants. Scott Hahn points out that between the Old and New Covenants Iranaeus was refuting both the notion that they had changed Gods from the Old to the New and the opposite idea that God had changed.

This goes to the discussion from Fr. Pfleger regarding the tearing of the veil in the temple. He would do well to listen to Barron and Hahn, to get a Catholic perspective of the New Covenant, and the truth about Christ's ordering of the Church, the ministerial priesthood, the continuity of doctrine through apostolic succession and the priesthood of all believers, including the the "power" available to all of us to become the sons of God.


http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2010/03/fr-robert-barron-and-dr-scott-hahn-discuss.html

FrJosephM

It is rather embarrassing that Francis Cardinal George continues to permit the man to minister within the Archdiocese . .if his Easter sermon is as stated he should be suspended and redirected for further studies at the Gregorian in Rome. .my alma mater will help him out.

susan

He operates on another dimension, alright. I don't want to think what dimension he will spend his eternity on if he doesn't repent and stop causing such scandal. I can't believe he gets away with this mockery and heresy. God forgive him and God forgive those who allow him to continue his ranting and raving.

Matthew Hoffman

The clownish and heretical antics of this priest are just another of many examples of the ongoing chaos in the Church. Everyone knows that priests, RCIA directors, and laity in general are free to believe and teach what they wish, and there will be no consequences. Even worse, you may be given an award for promoting "social justice" - which has been erected as the cardinal virtue in the post-conciliar Church.

This is not so much about Fr. Fieger's bad impression of a black protestant minister, as embarassing as it is. It is about Cardinal George's unwillingness to take responsibility for his own diocese and govern it. It is a microcosm of the Church as a whole, suffering from the scourge of liberalism.

Sed tu, Domine, usquequo?

William Timothy Lester

The son of Holiness Missionaries, I have heard such rhetoric before...ie. that one doesn't need the Saints, Our Lady to go to God. Protestants LOVE this theme, and the comments alone are not so shocking to me. What is so shocking, as a convert to the One Holy Catholic Church is that they came from a CATHOLIC PRIEST?!
Can it be the he doesn't even know Catholic theology 101? Off course we Catholics believe that we may pray directly to God; but in the economy of salvation there is an exchange of spiritual goods through the communion of saints. The Scriptures teach this as well as 2,000 years of Apostolic teaching. As for Our Lady, she was completely full of GRACE, something that Fr.Phleger lacks. No one has ever enjoyed a more intimate communion with the Father, after the Lord Jesus than Our Lady. He is teaching Protestantism from a Catholic altar? And at a time when our Holy Father is bearing such a heavy cross, to say 'i don't need the Pope' is... words fail me. I suppose, along with being more intimate with God than Our Lady, he knows more about the Pope than Jesus, who said...'On THIS ROCK' I will build my Church, and three time, 'Feed my lambs'. I have followed Fr.Phleger for some time in the news. He is an intriguing character. I have even tried to understand him. This is over the top and clearly goes against Catholic teaching. We must pray for the Archbishop who is in a VERY difficult position. If he is heavy handed with the 'priest' the African American Community will rally behind him against the Church, in that this renegade priest has made powerful allies with radical Black leaders. Let us recall that the 'father' just wrote a piece in the Chicago Tribune calling the Catholic Church a 'White Church', a buffet that 'lacked African American entrees'. The only Meal he should be serving is the Body and Blood of our Lord, not politically correct rhetoric and anti Catholic sentiments to the whine of a Hammond B 3 organ.

Brian J. Schuettler

"We must pray for the Archbishop who is in a VERY difficult position. If he is heavy handed with the 'priest' the African American Community will rally behind him against the Church, in that this renegade priest has made powerful allies with radical Black leaders. Let us recall that the 'father' just wrote a piece in the Chicago Tribune calling the Catholic Church a 'White Church', a buffet that 'lacked African American entrees'"

We must pray for the Archbishop to miraculously grow a backbone. Amen and Alleluia! We are not to concern ourselves with how we are perceived by non-Catholics who have no business telling a bishop whether or not he should or can discipline his priest. We respectfully don't tell Protestants who they should choose to be their ministers. One must not confuse this with a political issue. This priest is bad for the Church, he is a renegade, he is a horrible example for the little ones, it is time for him to go. I mean pronto! Maybe George should go with him and they can team up and do pseudo-Catholic commentary for CNBC. It is high time for them to choose whose side they are on. ""He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters." Luke 11:23

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