Sunday, June 1, 2008

What the Pfleger is this???

Folks, I'm not really sure what to say about the current situation regarding Father Michael Pfleger in Chicago. My immediate reaction to the infamous video clips that have been in the news and can be watched on the internet, was: "what a buffoon." As far as I can tell, the recent remarks about the Democratic campaign is really not all that unusual for him. Fr. Pfleger pals around with the likes of Jesse Jackson and Louis Farakan, notorious race-baiters. He is known as the "renegade priest" of Chicago for a number of reasons, not the least of which that he has adopted three children in defiance of his bishop.

On the other hand, I believe that evangelizing in a very tough inner city environment is not a job for the timid, and few of us would sign up for it, or could handle it. A quick tour thru the web site of St. Sabina indicates a lot of (needed) social outreach. That's a good thing.

There's also a lot of the black liberation type rhetoric throughout the site, and in the content of Fr. Pfleger's "sermons" that he has delivered at the "services." To deliberately steer clear of the most basic Catholic terminology strikes me as wrong somehow. It gets worse if you keep digging-- I invite readers to explore for themselves.

Granted, I don't know a great deal about this parish or the priest, and I certainly haven't had to share in their struggles. I just think the last thing the Church needs in America is a renegade priest who seems to have capitulated to the bombastic tactics of the most far-left conspiracy nuts in the African American community.

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