Dear Cardinal George:Indeed.
I am alarmed by the persistent use of Saint Sabina Church as a platform for political speech, both from its pastor and from visiting speakers. Mr. McCarthy's embittered, racist rant was just one in a long line of hateful lectures delivered from the sanctuary of this church. This behavior is not acceptable in any facility which claims to be a "Christian" institution.
The IRS has long accepted political activity in minority churches, but the Archdiocese of Chicago need not follow suit. If this parish is part of the Archdiocese, then it must follow the rules; no political activity.
It is impossible to explain to my non-Catholic friends why the Archdiocese permits race based political activity in one of its parishes. I don't understand the double standard either. Thanks to Mr. McCarthy, it can no longer be ignored. Action is required.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A Letter to Cardinal George on Pfleger's St. Sabina
In the email box from a good friend, sent to express her sentiments, in light of recent events, and ongoing (since reinstated):