Cardinal Removes Chicago Priest Who Exorcised and Burned Rainbow Flag

Cardinal Removes Chicago Priest Who Exorcised and Burned Rainbow Flag

Last week we reported on the Chicago priest the Rev. Paul Kalchik who burnt an LGBT church banner after performing an exorcism on it. 

Well the Chicago Archdiocese was not amused. 

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

The priest who ignited controversy last week by burning an LGBT-friendly flag on church grounds against the orders of Cardinal Blase Cupich [photo] has been removed from his Avondale parish. Cupich sent two of his top deputies to Resurrection Catholic Church on Friday to notify the Rev. Paul Kalchik that he was being removed as pastor, according to two sources close to the priest.

In a letter to parishioners and staff released Saturday evening by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cupich wrote that he has “become increasingly concerned about a number of issues at Resurrection Parish. “It has become clear to me that Fr. Kalchik must take time away from the parish to receive pastoral support so his needs can be assessed,” Cupich wrote.

“I have a responsibility to be supportive of our priests when they have difficulties, but I also have a duty to ensure that those who serve our faithful are fully able to minister to them in the way the Church expects,” Cupich wrote.

From the looks of his picture above of Rev. Paul Kalchik , that rainbow banner isn’t the only thing that was flaming



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