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Why do we need this? April 6, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in foolishness, General Catholic.
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Why does any diocese feel a need to hand out a “Racial Justice” award, or to have, for Pete’s sake, an Office of Racial Justice?!?  Is dividing the races, one against the other (see the video), part of the vision Christ communicated to his disciples?  Was establishing a perpetual, race-based grievance industry part of the plan?  No? Then, why is the Archdiocese of Chicago going to award the Rev. Michael Pfleger (how on earth did this guy get ordained?!) with a “Racial Justice” award?!?   Don’t remember Michael Pfleger?  A reminder:

The Church doesn’t need this.  The Church does not need to play the racial game.  I’m no huge fan of Malkin, but she gets this much right: the Church doesn’t need this.  Race hustling has nothing to do with the Catholic faith.

UPDATE: I want to add, there have been valid issues regarding race in this country, obviously.  But this kind of extremist rhetoric, the associations with Louis Farrakhan and Rev. Wright, indicate a focus on racial division and exploitation of grievances, not one of healing and overcoming differences.  Pfleger earning an honor causes me questions as to the nature of this ‘Office of Racial Equality’ and the Archdiocese of Chicago.  What is the goal here?  Just a year and a half ago, Pfleger was censured for his inflammatory rhetoric – now he receives an award?

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1. Teresa - April 6, 2010

This is nuts! I do wonder how Fr. Pfleger was ordained? But, that was probably at the time when liberals were infecting the seminaries and thus ended up resulting in the sex abuse scandals.

Here is my take on the issue: http://teresamerica.blogspot.com/2010/04/cardinal-george-catholic-church-honors.html

2. tantamergo - April 6, 2010

I don’t know. I don’t know if he was once a mild mannered priest and got radicalized over time. It’s difficult to see much good from this rhetoric. And I don’t know how you go from censuring a guy in fall of ’08 to giving him an award in spring ’10. The award would seem to give a clearer indication of the Diocese support for his work, and the censure appears nothing more than a political sop due to the pressure at the time. None of this reflects well on the Church.


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