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Michael Pfleger

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 ...

Violence, Gangs Scar Auburn-Gresham Community

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- It was February, the middle of lunch hour on a busy South Side street. The gunman approached his victim in a White Castle parking lot, shot...

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...

Will Father Michael Pfleger Leave Chicago?

AP | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An activist priest suspended by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago says he'll start preaching at other churches if he's not rei...

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...

Rev. Pfleger Suspended By Chicago Archdiocese

AP | HERBERT G. McCANN | Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- An activist Catholic priest in Chicago who made headlines when he mocked Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign has been suspende...

Rev. Michael Pfleger Apologizes For Saying Priests Should Be Allowed To Marry, Women Should Be Able To Become Priests

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An activist Catholic priest in Chicago who made headlines when he mocked Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign is apologizi...

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, ...

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...

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.

Father Pfleger Offers $5,000 Reward In Shooting Of Teens Near Church

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A South Side church has offered a $5,000 reward for information provided to authorities that leads to the arrest of a gunman accused o...

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...

Farrakhan Praises Obama: 'America's New Beginning'

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After months of silence about his support for Barack Obama, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said in an address Sunday that th...

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.