Thursday, April 03, 2008

It Goes Without Saying

But Fr. Pfleger makes me embarrassed as a Catholic in the Archdiocese of Chicago (not ashamed of my faith, but what he's doing just to be clear).

I mean every time his name comes up in Chicago news I sort of cringe, but figure the part of the city that actually cares has his number already. But now his mug is all over the country (which he has to love) and I'm just incredibly embarrassed. I'm getting emails from people in other parts of the country asking whats wrong with the Archdiocese.

Cardinal George has my love and respect and I wish he'd do something about this guy. Of course if he did the media would run him out of town. Oh well, guess I'll just have to be horribly embarrassed for a while. Sort of like when the local paper had an article about how my parish (IL one, not to be confused with the WI one) does Reiki. Now I'm not just ashamed in front of other faiths on a local level, but my own and the other ones on the national level.

Thanks Father.


Esther said...

You have my sympathies Sunny. He sure needs our prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am also an embarrassed Catholic. But unlike you, I am sick of the "push it under the rug" rule our Church uses. No wonder Catholics are leaving our Church in droves.

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