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Father Pfleger

Founded On Faith, Basketball Program Offers Peace, Hope

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

In 2012, 244 gang killings were recorded in a six month period in Chicago. During the same time period, 124 soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. These facts inspired Chicago's noted activist pastor, Father Michel Pfleger of St. Sabina, to act.

Chiraq and the North Shore: A Tale of Two Summers

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
Elizabeth Lazar

Tonight summer is in the air. My sons ran to the park up the street and I am left alone, with dappled light and open windows... I pour a glass of wine and position myself in the stream of dusk blushing the living room gold.

2 Teens Among 7 Injured In Overnight Shootings

Posted 06.21.2013 | Chicago

Just hours before the official start of summer, seven people — including two teenagers — were injured in shootings around Chicago Thursday night. ...

WATCH: Chicago's Top Cop Calls Gun Laws 'Government-Sponsored Racism'

Posted 08.25.2011 | Chicago

Gun rights advocates and other right-wing groups responded harshly on Friday to some strong words on gun control by Chicago's new top cop. Garry Mc...

The Plight Of Father Michael Pfleger

Hermene Hartman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion
Hermene Hartman

Father Pfleger is being punished for his good behavior, while some of the deviant priests were promoted to escape the consequences of their deviancy.

WATCH: Parishioners Outraged Over Rev. Pfleger's Suspension

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

Supporters of Rev. Michael Pfleger protested outside of Cardinal Francis George's Chicago mansion Thursday, outraged that the cardinal decided suspend...

What Bill O'Reilly Has Wrong About Farrakhan, Wright and Pfleger

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamara N. Holder

When you fight for the poor and the voiceless, you take a lot of hits -- not hits from the poor, but hits from those who want to minimize your work. W...

Pfleger Billboards Put Bounty On CPS Student Killers

Chicago Sun-Times | MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a litter-strewn, vacant lot in Englewood, steps away from three houses of worship, a billboard went up Tuesday, asking, essentially, what is the pr...

Daley Holds Violence Meeting In Wake of Derrion Albert Beating Death

Chicago Sun-Times | MAUREEN O'DONNELL AND FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On his first day back at work after the Olympics debacle, Mayor Daley called a high-level meeting Monday with city and school officials to seek an ans...

Pfleger Continues Upside Down Flag Crusade: 'It's Worth Every Bit Of Grief We Take'

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Raising the U.S. flag upside down is supposed to mean you're in trouble, not cause more of it. But for the Rev. Michael Pfleger, who has been flying ...

Rev. Pfleger Vows To Keep Flying American Flag Upside Down

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Rev. Michael Pfleger said he intends to keep flying an upside down American flag outside of his South Side church to protest gun violence no matte...

Rev. Pfleger Raises Flag Upside Down To Protest Gun Violence (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A South Side priest known for his outspoken activism flew the U.S. flag upside down outside his church Tuesday night to urge lawmakers to pass stricte...

Obama's "Cultural Issues" At Play in Chicago

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Supporters of Fr. Pflegler believe street-level advocates bring about the change Obama speaks so eloquently about. To turn away from that in the face of shoddy criticism seems to second guess their work.

Father Pfleger: Ousted from the Rectory, Looking for a New Place

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cathleen Falsani

Pfleger has been thumbing his nose at authority -- secular and sacred -- for years in pursuit of what he believes God has called him to do: fight for the poor and oppressed.

My Talk with Father Pfleger: "A Dangerous Time in America ... You Have to Whisper Your Thoughts."

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cathleen Falsani

Pfleger is always in trouble over something, but now he's about as cowed as I've ever seen him. He's reeling, really, from what he admits is a difficult predicament of his own making.