A very good Chi Trib rundown on Rev. Michael Pfleger has a neighborhood co-worker offering him some very bad advice:
“Father Pfleger has always been a community activist first and a Catholic priest second,” said Tio Hardiman, a longtime Chicago activist who has worked with Pfleger on anti-violence campaigns. “The black community accepts Father Pfleger as one of their own. But now I think he’s going to have to make a decision about whether he’s going to be a black community activist or a Catholic priest.”
Why bad? Because Fr. P. ain’t nothin’ without holy mother church as his sponsor, and with all his fulmination and histrionics he knows it.
Meanwhile, if there’s a fellow member of the cloth who can get through to him, he has not done so as far as the general public knows. Except the cardinal, who seems somehow to have made his point. Maybe, maybe not.
Or maybe there’s no getting to him by anyone.