UPDATE: 27 Sept
Part 2: HERE
UPDATE: 26 Sept
Church Militant has a video interview with Fr. Kalchik. Father is in hiding, concerned for his safety.
Some of the content is NOT for kids. Be aware.
UPDATE: 23 Sept
It just gets worse.
“Rather, I act out of concern for Fr. Kalchik’s welfare and that of the people of his Parish.” This claim from @CardinalBCupich is Orwellian. He acted because Fr. Kalchik publicly resisted Cupich and his gay mafia allies in the Chicago archdiocese. It’s also a warning to others. pic.twitter.com/GmUpnHW9Ds
— Mahound’s Paradise (@MahoundParadise) September 23, 2018
UPDATE: 22 Sept
From 2 Peter and Mahound.
Chicago Priest Who Burned Gay Flag Flees After Archdiocese Threatens Forcible Removal
Just hours ago, new Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Mark Bartosic arrived unannounced at Resurrection Parish on Chicago’s Northwest side and told Pastor Paul Kalchik that he had just minutes to get his belongings together and vacate the premises or the police would be called to arrest him for trespassing. [… in mercy, of course, this is called “accompanying”.]
Fr. Kalchik was about to perform a wedding.
Soon after, Fr. Kalchik left for an undisclosed location, accompanied by his brother who had been visiting the parish.
Bp. Bartosic performed the wedding instead, hastily slipping out the door of the church only seconds after concluding the ceremony. [Gosh it must have been special for them to have had a bishop.]
Fr. Kalchik had been ordered by Cardinal Cupich and the archdiocese to report for psychiatric counseling and perhaps confinement yesterday after controversy broke concerning the exorcism and burning of a “gay rainbow flag” on parish grounds last week.
Fr. Kalchik had also called for Catholics to “boycott” masses celebrated by Cardinal Cupich due to Cupich’s alleged involvement in the current clerical sex abuse scandal.
Today, a small group of parishioners not involved in the wedding but who had heard of the sudden appearance of Bp. Bartosic, stood stunned outside the Church. The group also included two employees who were hastily told by the bishop to report to work as normal on Monday.
One of the parishioners, a Chicago policeman, told me of some of the bizarre events of the last week, including numerous threats of death and rape against Fr. Kalchik, at least two probable attempted break-ins or acts of vandalism, one of which included breaking keys into all the locks in the doors of the church office. And then there was the visit by two Archdiocese representatives, yesterday, ordering Fr. Kalchik to vacate his parish and commit himself into psychiatric confinement.
One of these was Fr. Dennis Lyle, the same prelate who had visited St. John Cantius a few months ago to inform parishioners that their pastor, Fr. Phillips, had been relieved of his position there.
Fr. Kalchik had written of his own psychological trauma after being molested as a boy and young man by two priests in separate incidents. It is assumed that he will not comply with the order of the archdiocese. He is not now “hospitalized” as some reports have suggested.
The parishioners outside told me that Fr. Kalchik, who has been at Resurrection Parish for eleven years, has the full support of his parish.
Many of them will no doubt only discover what happened, tomorrow, when coming to Mass assuming it will be celebrated by Fr. Paul, will instead encounter Bp. Bartosic.
UPDATE: 22 Sept
Some of you will remember what I wrote recently about bishops sending priests for “evaluation”.
Right on cue, homosexuals are after this priest’s chitlins. An Alder… woman? Aldergal? is on his case, calling for protests.
WGN – with the obligatory comments of shock from a protestant ministrix.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Archdiocese does to this priest. I hope he is left alone, but that is not what I expect. I expect that he will be “mercy-ed”. Maybe even “accompanied”… out the door.
I see that the Church-hating McClatchy newspaper group is spreading the story.
NBC news’ local affiliate had informative video interview with Card. Cupich of Chicago. Remember? He said that Francis has better things to do than investigate clerical abuse, like protect fish from plastic straws – HERE).
Priest defies Cardinal Cupich, burns LGBTQ flag on church grounds
A North Side priest who says he “can’t sit well” with Cardinal Blase Cupich burned a gay-friendly flag outside his Avondale church last week — against the wishes of the cardinal he claims is trying to minimize the clergy sex-abuse crisis.
Rev. Paul Kalchik says the banner, featuring a cross superimposed over a rainbow, had been featured prominently in the sanctuary at Resurrection Catholic Church but had been taken down and was forgotten in storage at the parish at 3043 N. Francisco for more than a decade.
Kalchik led seven parishioners in a prayer of exorcism Friday, and the flag was burned inside a portable fire pit placed the schoolyard next to the church. The ashes of the flag now rest in a church compost heap.
“That banner and what it stood for doesn’t belong to the Archdiocese or Cardinal Cupich. It belongs to the people of this parish who paid for it,” Kalchik said. “What have we done wrong other than destroy a piece of propaganda that was used to put out a message other than what the church is about?”
Kalchik, 56, claims he was preceded by three “bad priests” who were “big in promoting the gay lifestyle” before he was ordained as pastor of Resurrection by Cardinal Francis George in 2007.
The flag was first displayed prominently at the church’s altar in 1991 to welcome LGBTQ worshippers to the faith, according to Kalchik, but it was later taken down and put into storage — along with priestly vestments and candles emblazoned with rainbow colors.
Kalchik said he found the vestments and destroyed them when he arrived in 2007, but somehow missed the flag until another cleaning session last month.
“The people of this parish have been pretty resilient and put up with a lot of B.S.” Kalchik said in an interview in his office Tuesday night. “And it was just by accident that this banner that was made to celebrate all things gay … did not get destroyed when I first got here.”
In a church bulletin dated Sept. 2, Kalchik announced that he planned to burn the flag Sept. 29 for “the Feast of Saint Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.” But a few days later, the archdiocese told him to scrap the burning after officials were notified of his plans by a reporter for the Windy City Times.
The priest says the archdiocese threatened him with “canonical penalties” if he went through with the flag burning, and that Cupich has since blocked Kalchik’s request to transfer to a diocese in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where Kalchik has family.
Despite the orders from the archdiocese, Kalchik admits he went ahead and destroyed the flag “in a quiet way” on Friday.
Kalchik — who says he was sexually abused by a neighbor as a child, and again by a priest when he began working for the church at 19 — says the sex-abuse crisis plaguing the church is “definitely a gay thing.” Cupich has rejected a connection between the scandal and gay priests but has drawn criticism in recent weeks for comments claiming the church should focus on other priorities instead of being “distracted” by the sex-abuse crisis.
“I can’t sit well with people like Cardinal Cupich, who minimizes all of this,” Kalchik said. “Excuse me, but almost all of the [abuse] cases are, with respect to priests, bishops and whatnot, taking and using other young men sexually. It’s definitely a gay thing.”
Of gays in the church, Kalchik says “scripture is crystal-clear. It’s against God’s law.”
As of Tuesday night, Kalchik said the archdiocese had not contacted him since the flag was torched.