Fr. Michael Pfleger became pastor of St Sabina Catholic Community at the age of 31. He has spent over 1/2 of his life pastoring that community. He has transformed St. Sabina into one of the largest African-American Catholic Churches in the United States. The parish school is one of the largest and most successful Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese. Fr. Pfleger and the people of St. Sabina have accomplished both of these without accepting any money from the Archdiocese.
However, Fr. Pfleger's reputation reaches far beyond the boundaries of St. Sabina. As a champion for issues of civil rights, justice and equality, he has no boundaries. Any where there is injustice, Fr. Pfleger leads his people. His own foster son, Jarvis, became a victim of gang crossfire in 1998.
Most recently Fr. Pfleger is embroiled in the turmoil confronting the City of Chicago, its Police Department, its Public Schools, its gang violence, and the murder of our children.
We are asking Fr. Michael Pfleger to share his wisdom with us, and give us some insights into reversing the course of the deep-seated racism which might be the root of all this turmoil.