[quote="Phemie, post:9, topic:239391"]
I don't think you're right on this one. The Pastor certainly has a declared relationship with his parish and it is different from that of the Administrator or Assistant Pastor.
According to the 1917 Canon Law (against the practice in the majority of the world) the parish was considered 'beneficium' given to the pastor. This concept was significantly changed in the 1983 Law, the pastor has right for some benefits, but not to a particular parish. This is explotied now in the Pfleger, case who is pastor of St Sabina Chicago since 30 years, and is suspended by Cardinal George because he refuses a different disposition (he is accused only with the disobedience of disposition, nothing else).
The pastor has rights and obligations over the parishioners, he has no right to the parish itself.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago the current practice is that pastors in every six years, parochial vicars is every three tears could be sent elsewhere. This term can be extended once. There are exception in my territorial parish the pastors were present for 10 years, 14 years, 5 years and counting. The first one asked himself for his disposition, the second one wanted to stay, but was replaced any way.
In the parish what I frequent the previous pastor retired after being pastor there for 10 years, the one who came replace him was promoted to higher position after 2 years, the recent is fresh and I hope he will stay longer.