In the continuing chapter, Fr. Pfleger on his Facebook page said:
“Sunday, I mentioned in my Sermon that I believe in married Priests and Woman Priests,” the Facebook comment reads. “I was then told that I had to apologize for saying it durning [sic] a Sermon because that is not allowed, even though that is my opinion.
“I have received much hate from the right-winged who want my removal,” he added. “Amazing… Nobody Blogged me or youtubed me about helping Save our children or Stopping the Violence…”
I just love the sweet sound of contriteness and when someone repents. I rejoice along with the Angels – oh wait.
Now as to his complaints for nobody talking about his “good works.” Whatever good works he does, does not require any special pointing out. As followers of Christ what we do should be out of love of God and neighbor and being pointed out for any special praise. Besides it would not simply cancel out his being in dissent with the Church anyway.
I guess the Archdiocese must have borrowed got a gun from the gun shop owner Fr. Pfleger previous threatened to “snuff” and forced him to issue an apology. I would have a little more respect for Father here if had refused to apologize because he held women’s ordination to be a truth not to be denied. Instead he takes the cowards way out and issues what is in effect a lie since he is in no way contrite for his actions as his Facebook page shows.
Well I guess it is a case of being careful about what you would ask for. I had hoped said on Twitter that Fr. Pfleger should apologize for his apology – and he did exactly that to his Facebook sycophants.
Plus the Archdiocese does not come off scott free in this either. They asked him to apologize and then put the problematic non-apology on the Diocesan site. Does charity demand that we accept an apology that textually shows it is not a real apology at all?
Hat Tip Matt C. Abbott