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  • NEWSFLASH: Cardinal Cupich BOOED AND HECKLED at March for Life in Chicago!

    01/10/2022 8:04:49 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 4 replies
    THE FRONTLINE TV ^ | 1/10/2022 | Staff
    NEWSFLASH: Cardinal Cupich BOOED AND HECKLED at March for Life in Chicago!
  • Uproar Over Chicago Mass: Did This Christmas Eve Liturgy Go Too Far? [Pfleger]

    01/01/2022 6:25:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/30/12 | Shannon Mullen
    Outraged by a freewheeling Christmas Eve Mass that featured jazz musicians, choreographed dances around the altar, and theatrical lighting effects, some Catholics are calling on Cardinal Blase Cupich to crack down on liturgical abuses in Novus Ordo Masses in the Archdiocese of Chicago, rather than imposing severe restrictions on reverential Traditional Latin Masses. Father Michael L. Pfleger, a well-known social activist in Chicago, celebrated the Dec. 24 evening Mass, which was live streamed from St. Sabina Church, a predominantly Black parish on the city’s South Side. Pfleger has been the pastor there since 1981. Many of those upset by the...
  • Pfleger returns to St. Sabina, reflects on ‘painful nightmare’ that followed sex abuse allegations

    06/07/2021 1:20:48 AM PDT · by Salman · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Jun 6, 2021 | Tom Schuba
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger on Sunday returned to his South Side parish for the first time since he was reinstated last month following an investigation into decades-old allegations of sexual abuse, a process he described as “a painful nightmare” spurred by “false accusations.” “It’s good to be home,” Pfleger told a raucous congregation at St. Sabina Church in Auburn Gresham that included director Spike Lee and acting Chicago Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt. The service, which stretched roughly three hours, gave Pfleger a platform to both reflect on the tumultuous five-month period during which he was under investigation, and to further...
  • Cupich issues final warning over ‘tactics of intimidation’ by Pfleger parish

    04/22/2021 3:00:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    The Pillar ^ | April 21. 2021 | The Pillar
    Cupich issues final warning over ‘tactics of intimidation’ by Pfleger parishCardinal Blase Cupich has said he will turn over the investigation of a popular local priest accused of sexual abuse to another diocese if efforts to “intimidate” members of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Independent Review Board do not come to an end. “Once again this week, there was an organized effort through the St. Sabina website to employ inappropriate and intimidating tactics to put pressure on the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Independent Review Board (IRB) as the case of Father Michael Pfleger Is being processed,” Cupich wrote in an...
  • Father Michael Pfleger Ousted From St. Sabina Over Child Sex Abuse Allegations

    01/05/2021 7:04:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 44 replies
    Block Club Chicago ^ | January 5, 2021 | Jamie Nesbitt Golden
    Father Michael Pfleger Ousted From St. Sabina Over Child Sex Abuse AllegationsAUBURN GRESHAM — Father Michael Pfleger, the longtime leader of St. Sabina Church and a prominent anti-violence activist throughout the city, has been removed from his church post following allegations of sexual abuse of a minor dating back more than 40 years.Cardinal Blase Cupich issued a statement Tuesday afternoon saying he’d asked Pfleger to step down from his role while the Archdiocese of Chicago launches an investigation into the decades-old allegation. Cupich said the incident has been reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the...
  • Farrakhan talks of 'Satanic Jews' at Catholic church address

    05/10/2019 8:36:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/19 | David Rosenberg
    Embedded video Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan spoke at a Catholic church in Chicago Thursday night, decrying social media outlets for banning his account, while denying accusations of anti-Semitism and racism. Farrakhan was invited to speak at the St. Sabina Church in Chicago by the congregation’s controversial spiritual leader, Michael Pfleger. Pfleger, who has in the past invited controversial figures in the past, including Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright, offered Farrakhan an opportunity to speak out at St. Sabina a week after Facebook and its subsidiary, Instagram, banned the Nation of Islam leader. During his roughly hour-and-a-half address...
  • Anti-Gun Protesters Shut Down Major Chicago Highway

    07/08/2018 3:33:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Thousands of anti-gun protesters shut down lanes of a major Chicago highway to pressure lawmakers to enact gun control measures to address the increase in violent deaths in the city. The left-wing protesters, led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger, shut down all northbound lanes of Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway on Interstate 94 Saturday morning after a standoff between the police and the demonstrators. The marchers carried signs that read, “We need jobs,” and chanted, “Stop the killing,” as they walked down the 1.5-mile stretch of highway to let lawmakers know their desire for...
  • Activist Priest [Pfleger] Calls for an Anti-Violence Protest, Closing Down Chicago Highway

    06/28/2018 5:56:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Chicago, Ill., Jun 27, 2018 / 03:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The social advocate and Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger has invited anti-violence activists to protest gun violence by closing a portion of the Dan Ryan Expressway, where it is part of I-94. As many as 1,000 people could join Father Pfleger July 7. Beginning at the entrance ramp on 79th Street, the protestors will march about mile and a half until the exit ramp off 67th Street, shutting down the highway’s northbound lanes. Father Pfleger is the pastor of St Sabina Catholic Church, a parish which has hosted similar protests...
  • Leftist 'Catholic' hate: anti-Trump priests in Chicago

    12/13/2016 12:03:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 12, 2016 | Matt C. Abbot
    According to the Chicago Tribune (not fake news), more than 700 people have been killed in gang and drug-related violence this year in Chicago. So who's Father Michael Pfleger choosing to ridicule? President-elect Donald Trump. From Father Pfleger's public Facebook page: (see comment below to view the page) (He's also accused the police of genocide, mind you.) You see, in Father Pfleger's world, it's play a little basketball with gang members who have turned the streets of Chicago into a war zone, but blame the GOP and police for America's problems. And the Trump street sign – horror of horrors!...
  • Plaintiffs In Chicago-Area Lawsuit Assert A “Civil Right” To Force Suburbs To Enact Gun Control Laws

    07/13/2015 7:57:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13, 2015 | NRA ILA
    We at the NRA have seen a lot of strange legal theories asserted by gun control advocates over the years, but a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by a group of Chicagoans still managed to distinguish itself in this dubious tradition by asserting that the plaintiffs have a “civil right” to specific forms of gun control. The basis of the lawsuit is a May 27, 2014 “study” published by the City of Chicago entitled, “Tracing the Guns: The Impact of Illegal Guns on Violence in Chicago.”The report finds that a disproportionate number of guns recovered from crime scenes in Chicago from 2009...
  • Father Pfleger does not Trust Black People with Guns

    07/09/2015 9:00:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 7/8/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This is where racism leads. Father Pfleger of Chicago and other disarmists have filed a lawsuit against three municipalities outside of Chicago. In essence, that lawsuit says that black people cannot stop themselves from murdering and stealing, so people outside of Chicago have to keep strict controls on the sale of guns. Too understand the lawsuit, it claims that lack of strict gun controls has a disproportionate effect on black people.

    07/07/2015 9:17:26 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    ABC7News ^ | 07/07/2015 | Michelle Gallardo
    Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church and other community activists plan to sue three Chicago suburbs to stop guns from getting into the wrong hands. The lawsuit will be filed in Cook County Circuit Court. It accuses Riverdale, Lyons and Lincolnwood of not having enough oversight when it comes to licensing and regulating gun shops.
  • Pfleger and Jackson vs. the NRA

    06/15/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One would think that Catholic priests like Chicago’s Rev. Michael Pfleger, an early supporter of Barack Obama and his push for gun control, would not be bearing false witness against one of his neighbors. Yet there he was standing in front of Chuck’s Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale, Illinois, to blame it, and other legal businesses like it, along with the National Rifle Association, for the murder spree in the gun-controlled progressive worker’s paradise of Chicago. Standing with the camera-shy Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross in front of the gun shop,...
  • St. Sabina holds ‘Chiraq’ block party (CHICAGO)

    06/14/2015 6:27:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    WGNtv ^ | June 13, 2015 | Erik Runge
    St. Sabina holds ‘Chiraq’ block party Posted 5:20 PM, June 13, 2015, by Erik Runge CHICAGO — Permit or not, Father Michael Pfleger’s St. Sabina block party was going to happen Saturay. The alderman who first tried to block the permit, because Spike Lee and his cast of “Chiraq” was involved, ended up changing his mind. The star of this year’s St. Sabina block party may be film maker Spike Lee, but it’s the name of his new film that’s really been hogging the spotlight.
  • Pfleger Wants Churches To Lead Protests Of Ferguson, NYC Police Killing Cases

    12/04/2014 11:13:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Newsradio WBBM-FM ^ | December 4, 2014 | Mike Krauser
    Activist priest Michael Pfleger was urging churches everywhere to take time out of services on Sunday for some civil disobedience, as a response to the second case of a grand jury failing to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black man. “I think it’s a great opportunity to show a unity in church. The church has to be vocal in this,” Pfleger said. His call for action comes one day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner. The grand jury decided...
  • ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Chicago: ‘Racism Is in DNA of America’

    07/22/2013 11:03:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 22, 2013 | Michael Volpe
    At the July 20 Chicago “Justice for Trayvon” rally, which garnered somewhere between 5-10 thousand people (predominantly African-American), mainstream public figures like Jesse Jackson and celebrities like MC Lyte demonstrated alongside radical groups like the International Socialist Organization (ISO), the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (REVCOM), Occupy Chicago, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). The event was one of hundreds sponsored by the National Action Network (NAN), run by Al Sharpton. At this particular rally, as was undoubtedly the case at most of the other Justice for Trayvon rallies across the country, the message was clear: the United States...
  • Why I’d Trade My Timid Black President for a White Guy With No Fear (Wants Fr. Pfleger instead!)

    06/29/2012 12:47:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | June 26, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse Univ.
    I woke up this morning asking God if I could make a trade. Similar to the NBA, when you have one player on the team who isn’t performing at the level you’d hoped, you try to get someone else who fits the criteria necessary to help the team find victory. In this case, we are playing for Team Black America. Of course I know that America is not the kind of country that would elect someone like Father Michael Pfleger as its president. Father Pfleger is the kind of pastor that becomes the nightmare of anyone who chooses to live...
  • Hate Group Associations Disqualify Obama

    05/10/2012 10:52:20 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/10/12 | William A. Levinson
    Barack Obama has a long record of open association with racists like Jeremiah Wright, racists and anti-Semites like Al Sharpton, hatemongers like Michael Pfleger, and hate organizations like "Association" goes far beyond merely being in the same room with the person, as in "guilt by association." It means making public appearances with him, accepting endorsements and testimonials from him, and so on. As shown by the attached screen shots from, Obama accepted and posted on his website endorsements from Wright and Pfleger until he had to throw the two men under the bus. (We have added to the...
  • Father Pfleger memorializes Trayvon Martin with wooden statue, hoodie, Skittles at church altar

    03/26/2012 12:02:09 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 58 replies · 15+ views
    Daily Caller via WGN ^ | March 26, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Churches all across the country paid tribute to slain teenager Trayvon Martin on Sunday, some by encouraging their parishioners to wear hoodies. But Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina’s Parish in Chicago, took things a step further. As seen on WGN’s “News at Nine” on Sunday, Pfleger spoke to his congregation with an unusual prop: Martin’s likeness was slumped at the church altar, complete with a red hoodie, a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Ice Tea. Pfleger encouraged his congregation to be proactive in their response to the shooting. ...more (w/video)...
  • Pfleger on Trayvon Martin shooting: 'Protect our children'

    03/25/2012 12:25:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 25, 2012 | Jim Jaworski
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger today joined the chorus of voices demanding justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager shot in Florida by a man on neighborhood watch. Pfleger told the audience at St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church to demand racial justice and called on officials to treat the death of all children as equally tragic. "America, we demand you deal with race," Pfleger preached. "We demand you protect our children." .... During the service today at St. Sabina, dozens of children and teenagers locked arms and circled the altar. One held a sign reading "We are...