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Father Michael Pfleger talks with CBS 2 at an anti-violence event. (CBS)

Pfleger Organizing Gun Turn-In Program For Young Adults

Activist priest Fr. Michael Pfleger has planned another gun buyback program, but his latest effort to get guns off the streets has a twist.


President Barack Obama kisses poet and author Maya Angelou after giving her the 2010 Medal of Freedom (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Maya Angelou, ‘One Of The True Jewels Of Humanity,’ Dead At Age 86

Maya Angelou, an award-winning author and poet, and a prominent voice in the civil rights movement, has died at the age of 86.


Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pfleger Urges Obama To Deal With Urban Violence

The shooting death of 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton last Tuesday has been the subject of Sunday sermons all across Chicago.


Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

St. Sabina Holds Annual March Against Violence

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy led hundreds of people of all ages Friday night on the annual St. Sabina Church end-of-school march against violence.


Rev. Michael Pfleger leads an anti-violence march through the Gresham neighborhood, four days after a 22-year-old man was shot and killed a few blocks away from St. Sabina Parish. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger: Easter Baskets With Toy Guns Must Go

It’s time for buying Easter baskets for children, but the outspoken Rev. Michael Pfleger would liked some changes in the items being included in some of baskets.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

As  he returned to the pupit on May 22, 2011, Father Michael Pfleger apologized to the parish at St. Sabina for the ordeal that stemmed from his dispute with Francis Cardinal George. Pfleger had been suspended for three weeks before the cardinal reinstated him on May 20, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger To Share Duties At St. Sabina, Take On New Roles

Effective this summer, the Rev. Michael Pfleger will begin sharing his pastoral duties at St. Sabina parish in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, but will take on a new role in developing anti-violence initiatives for the Chicago Archdiocese.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger: Entire Englewood Neighborhood Is The Victim Of A Crime

The Rev. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Parish is lashing out at the loss of services for the struggling people in communities on the city’s South Side, particularly Englewood.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Photos of murder victims were displayed at an "Urban Dolorosa" event at St. Sabina Church on Nov. 1, 2011, to honor the 260 young people murdered in Chicago since 2008. (Credit: CBS)

‘Urban Dolorosa’ March Honors Murder Victims

Gun violence against children must end. That was the message a huge crowd took to the streets of Chicago Tuesday night.


Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger Says He’ll Preach Elsewhere If He’s Not Reinstated

The Rev. Michael Pfleger says if he cannot preach at St. Sabina Church, he will start preaching elsewhere.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley, Rev. Michael Pfleger

Daley: Pfleger Has Been ‘A Wonderful Friend To Many People’

Mayor Richard M. Daley won’t say anything about the differences between the Rev. Michael Pfleger and Francis Cardinal George, but he praises the suspended priest.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Pfleger Service

Congregants Gather To Pray For Pfleger’s Reinstatement

The Rev. Michael Pfleger is still suspended from his pastorship at St. Sabina Church, but he was back in church Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger, suspended by Cardinal Francis George, watches Sunday services from the background at St. Sabina Church on May 1, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger Stays In Background At Sunday Services

It’s been a week of controversy for St. Sabina Catholic Church on the South Side, but on Sunday parishioners raised their voices in song and prayer under the watchful eye of their embattled pastor, Rev. Michael Pfleger.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger Shocked By Suspension From Ministry

The Rev. Michael Pfleger says he is in shock, after Francis Cardinal George suspended him from his ministry over statements Pfleger made about a possible reassignment.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Leo High: We’d Welcome Pfleger, But Can Survive Without Him

The controversy over whether the Rev. Michael Pfleger will leave St. Sabina Church and take over Leo High School has the high school community feeling like it’s between a rock and a hard place.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pfleger Talking About Leaving Catholic Church

The Rev. Michael Pfleger is renewing a threat to leave the Catholic Church if forced out of his pastorship at St. Sabina Church.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

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Cardinal Still Mum On Controversy Over Pfleger’s Future

New voices have begun to join in the debate over whether Rev. Michael Pfleger should remain at St. Sabina Church or move to a nearby Catholic high school. But Francis Cardinal George still isn’t saying whether he’ll make the move.

CBS 2–03/24/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger Confirms Cardinal Wants Him To Move To Leo H.S.

Rev. Michael Pfleger, the outspoken and controversial pastor of St. Sabina church, confirmed Friday that Cardinal Francis George wants him to leave his parish after nearly 30 years to head up nearby Leo High School.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pfleger’s Future A Mystery

Questions lingered Thursday about whether Rev. Michael Pfleger will stay at his beloved St. Sabina parish.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2011