Pfleger may be transferred from his parish
The source, who asked to remain anonymous, said “several options” for Pfleger’s post-St. Sabina future were discussed. But “no offer was proffered,” the source said.
On Monday, WBBM-Channel 2 cited unnamed sources in reporting that Cardinal George asked Pfleger to take over struggling Leo High School.
Pfleger told the station he could “neither confirm nor deny [the request] at this point.” However, he did say he was “in discussions with the Archdiocese but you know those are private conversations at this point and I can’t comment at this point about those conversations.” Pfleger has been at St. Sabina, 1210 W. 78th, since 1981 — a tenure longer than Archdiocesan priests are typically permitted to stay in one parish.
Chicago Catholic Schools Supt. Sister Mary Paul McCaughey said in a statement Wednesday any conversations that Pfleger “may or may not” have had with Cardinal George are a private personnel matter.