Up today at Chicago Catholic News, Fr. Pfleger in Bob McClory’s new book:
(POSTED: 1/12/11) “I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!”
– Percy B. Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind”
– Fr. Damien to his flock on Molokai
The Rev. Michael Pfleger is no Shelley, but he has a Romantic’s intensity of personal experience and self-absorption. He’s also a paradigm of latter-day Roman Catholic activism who has found in Robert McClory his perfect delineator.
Indeed, it could be argued that Pfleger has answered the call to action more perfectly than any other, making him and McClory a match made in Detroit, home of the Call to Action movement with which McClory is closely identified.
Neither is big on a Divine Providence approach to being Catholic. Instead they put their chips on a firm belief in the power of human beings to change the course of history. . . . .
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