From the streets a message

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.

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  • Nicholas Stix  On 06/16/2008 at 10:45 PM

    You’re right, of course. He doesn’t serve the Church; he uses it.

    I have more respect for Church teachings than that man does. About a month ago, I checked St. Sabina’s Web site. Of its scheduled guest speakers, not a single one was Catholic.

    And he has no grasp of his own racism. He thinks he can hate whites all he wants, without being a racist. And he has taken on some of the worst vices of the black Protestant clerical tradition: Exploiting Christianity for political gain, fomenting racial hatred, and acting as an unelected political demagogue. The only vice from that tradition he isn’t, to my knowledge, guilty of, is seducing the parish’s prettiest women.


  • Margaret  On 06/17/2008 at 8:05 AM

    Nicolas has me LOL! Can’t top that; won’t even try.


  • JSilverheels  On 06/18/2008 at 10:20 AM

    Does Pfleger hate all whites? Or just white women?

    The same question goes for Obama.


  • FrankieMcgee  On 08/04/2008 at 2:27 AM

    good job,


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