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-- alright Chicago Cardinal.
Francis George orders reverend Michael Slater.
To step down from his role at the Chicago church for just briefly for two weeks this -- later.
Took heat for racially charged comments he made when he was -- guest speaker at Obama's former church trinity.
To shed some light on this house to -- -- the father Roberts -- Rico he joins us right now on the phone from Grand Rapids, Michigan a Catholic priest he is at present the action institute of Grand Rapids.
-- why is it necessary in do you think it's good punishment for him to get two weeks off.
Well I think that the cardinal has been exceedingly generous with father Flickr over number of years let's remember that other Laker is the man Cold War.
Take gun store owner to be shot at one point.
And that is present.
Has to do was his descending father -- -- descending into the midst of the most part of the book partisan politics this is -- Republican against Democrat this was.
Choosing sides in the middle of the don't get -- primary.
-- -- -- -- What do you cardinal just fire and.
Well I mean the cardinals have a difficult position because father played -- over many years even prior to cardinal George's -- -- as archbishop of the city.
Has built up a very strong.
The following within his parish.
And I think the cardinal is sensitive to the pastoral needs of the people at saint Sabina.
And wants to encourage.
Father Flickr to act mature early and really basically tool believe -- you thousand teammate to his predecessor with the that I will be -- And -- -- -- that last this is ought to -- political speech.
From the pulpit.
Many reviewers are wondering how common is that -- at saint Sabina.
Well I think the body is very common effect you can go on the web and see.
An example of that when he invited.
The Louis Farrakhan in the middle of the Catholic mass to sit on -- This sanctuary.
And to praise -- this is -- back and he's also that.
Al Sharpton that pulpit -- matched these things are simply not acceptable.
According to Catholic law.
And he and by the way the father didn't did not like the suspension evidently he let that be known that he doesn't think he should be suspended so -- got going are quietly.
If you notice what cardinal George certificate but I appreciate that but the newest -- belong -- -- -- of the church.
You gonna do it.
All right father.
Roberts or coach thank you very much virginity Acton institute but as the acting instituted there you can -- -- we thank you thanks other.
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