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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.

When Pastors Become Janitors: Tyshawn Lee and Beyond

Julian DeShazier | Posted 11.10.2016 | Chicago
Julian DeShazier

This is an absolute mess of cultural and systemic proportions -- a mess churches and gangs used to be able to work together and prevent. Now, an institution that used to sit as a community's anchor is part of the cleanup crew.

Anti-Violence Priest Outraged By 'Pure American' Gun Billboard

Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion

Are assault rifles as American as baseball and apple pie? A billboard put up by gun manufacturer Slide Fire in Chicago seems to say so, and it's come ...

Woman Charged With Stalking Father Pfleger

Posted 11.20.2012 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago woman faces felony stalking charges after allegedly violating a protection order against her and disrupting Sunday masses at Rev. M...

Teen Fatally Shot In Front Of His Mother

Posted 09.01.2012 | Chicago

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot Friday outside of a laundromat on Chicago's South Side during a tragic altercation his mother and sibling both witn...

Pregnant Teen Among 7 Shot Overnight Tuesday Amid Homicide Spike

Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

A pregnant teenager was among at least seven people shot, two of them fatally, in Chicago overnight Tuesday on the heels of a weekend where at least e...

WATCH: Chicagoans React To Zimmerman's Murder Charge

Posted 04.12.2012 | Chicago

Chicago natives who have spoken out against the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida were relieved when George Zimmerman, who kil...

Attempted Arson At Rev. Pfleger's Church?

Posted 04.04.2012 | Chicago

A burning shirt found tied to the doors of St. Sabina Church, the home of controversial Rev. Michael Pfleger, Wednesday morning is now being investiga...

'It's Senseless' 2 Killed, 11 Wounded Overnight In Chicago

Posted 03.30.2012 | Chicago

Two men were fatally shot and 11 others wounded, many critically, in gun violence over a bloody six-hour period in Chicago Thursday evening, on the ci...

Priest Speaks Out About Toy Guns In Easter Baskets

Posted 03.15.2012 | Chicago

Rev. Michael Pfleger has participated in a fair share of funerals and anti-violence marches near his church on Chicago's South Side. Gun violence is a...

WATCH: City Sticker Contest Winner Speaks Out

Posted 02.10.2012 | Chicago

The 15-year-old Chicago boy at the center of the city's vehicle sticker contest controversy said Wednesday that his design, criticized by some for all...

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...

Maya Angelou In Chicago: 'I Know The Children Are Being Murdered'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Poet Maya Angelou has often visited St. Sabina Catholic Church on the South Side to read her poetry. This week, after a rash of shootings in Chicago, ...

Derrion Albert, Renaissance 2010, Olympics 2016 and the Breakfast Club

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

When I was a pastor on the West Side I found myself in the middle of rioting students on more than one occasion. What happened? Since the riots weren't caught on video, we didn't get any help from the White House.

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...

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...

The Obama Dilemma

Edward J. Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward J. Murray

Rev. Wright and Father Pfleger are not without their failings, but they are also not without a heroic amount of courage dedication to their movements.

Are We the Change We've Been Searching For?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The country does not simply need to change political parties in the White House; it needs a change of direction, which leaves the Democrats as the de facto party of change.

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.

Jason Linkins

Controversial Reverend Pfleger Offered Double Dose On Clinton Vitriol | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News' Jake Tapper is reporting today that last week, Michael Pfleger, the bonkers Catholic attention-whore who insulted the Clintons from the pulp...

Which Inflammatory Pastor Are You? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama and John McCain are now tied two for two in the race to see who can get the most inflammatory Pastors in their corner. This week we were ...