Following an allegation of abuse, a decision on Father Michael Pfleger’s fate could be made as early as Saturday.
It’s unclear whether the archdiocese’s independent review board will be ready to call it a day.
Last month, on November 19, board members met to discuss the case.
Pfleger retired from the ministry in October.
He recently sent a message in which he described the situation as disappointing and painful.
“I’m confident I’ll be found not guilty on the tenth,” he said.
This is the second time in less than two months that the pastor of the Auburn Gresham church has been accused of decades-old abuse.
A man in his 50s accused Pfleger of abusing him twice in the church rectory during the 1980s in October.
He claimed it occurred during choir rehearsals. He was a member of Chicago’s Soul Children.
Two brothers accused Pfleger of abusing them 40 years ago in January 2021.
After the review board and DCFS determined there was insufficient evidence against the priest, he was reinstated five months later.
Members of the independent review board are appointed by the cardinal.
Several members are Catholic laypeople.
Pfleger has been an activist for a long time. He speaks out against policing and gun violence.
Pfleger has served as the pastor of St. Sabina Church.
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