Parishioners protest priest’s suspension
About 100 parishioners of St. Sabina Catholic Church marched in front of Cardinal Francis George’s red brick mansion Thursday to protest the suspension of their pastor, the Rev. Michael Pfleger.
The parishioners and residents of Auburn Gresham gathered at St. Sabina before boarding two school buses that took them to the cardinal’s Gold Coast mansion, where they marched and demanded that the suspension be lifted.
Priests generally remain at a parish for 12 years, but occasional exceptions are made in African-American parishes, where some parents went to the church because their children went to the parochial schools.