Sunday, June 03, 2007

"We're Going To Find You & Snuff You Out!" ~
"Father" Michael Pfleger, St. Sabina's of Chicago
Helmet tip to Matthew from Down Under

I'm sure we've all heard by now of the loose-cannon nut-job of a priest who just threatened the life of not only a law abiding businessman, but also of pro-2d Amendment legislators.

Here's a bit of his rant;

He's the owner of Chuck’s, John Riggio, R-i-g-g-i-o. We're going to find you and snuff you out. You can't keep hiding because you're afraid. Obviously, you know you're doing something wrong. You wouldn't have your business in a truck. You wouldn't have a truck pulled in front of your door, because you know you've got to hide. Like a rat, you're going to hide, but like a rat we're going to catch you and pull you out. We are not going to allow you to continue to hide when we're here.

And specifically towards the legislators;

“We’re gonna snuff out legislators who are voting [garbled] against our gun laws and we’re coming for you because we are not going to sit idly.”

So I decided to check out St. Sabina's on-line. According to their own website;

St. Sabina is a Word-based, Bible teaching African-American Catholic Church that believes in the power of praise and worship.

I've never heard of the "African-American Catholic Church". Gee, I thought we're Catholics of the Roman Rite. Guess not. Also, If one is looking for African Catholic liturgy, there are Egyptian Coptic Catholic and Ethiopian Ge'ez Catholic parishes here in America. And what exactly is "Word-based". That's Prot-talk for preaching only, Sacraments need not apply.

I also noticed that St. Sabina's isn't a parish... it's a "Faith Community". They also don't have Mass, they have "worship services".

And as I perused their site, I found out that St. Sabina's operates the following;

~ The Shekhinah Clinic/The St. Sabina AIDS Clinic

~ The Spirit of David (Liturgical?) Dancers, both adult and youth

~ Choices (prison outreach)

~ The Ministry of Helps (I'm still trying to figure out what that one is)

Et cetera, et cetera, ad nauseum...

I couldn't help but notice that there isn't one single "ministry" or "outreach" that's pro-life. But what do you expect from a priest how calls for the "snuffing out" of law abiding individuals who he doesn't agree with?

And best of all, check out this news article;

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has made it clear that he wants Fr. Michael Pfleger out of St. Sabina Church. And Pfleger has made it equally clear he won't go without a fight. Under Pfleger's leadership, St. Sabina on the city's south side has become the largest and most active African-American parish in the archdiocese. But when Pfleger, 52, completed his third six-year term as pastor, George informed him that he is not granting any fourth terms to pastors.

You want to know when this all this happened?

MARCH 1, 2002!!! Hey Cardinal George, what's it like to get punked-out by one of your own "obedient" priests?

And Archbishop Lefevbre was "excommunicated" for what, again?


Blogger Matthew said...

What I would like to know is this:

Why haven't the police charged this "Priest"? Can anyone tell me that??

Also I started a thread at catholic.forums asking people if he should be charged.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

A "priest" who threatens to leave the Church, who fails to obey his ordinary but has an Episcopal bishop speak at his parish and Prot ministers ready to start a petition drive on his behalf. When is Card. George going to realize he has a traitor in his midst?

1:07 AM  
Blogger Edmund C. said...

It even looks like he has "deaconesses," who preach homilies at "worship services" (oops, Mass...).

10:23 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Should we contact the devil (i.e. ACLU) to get them to have Pfleger prosecuted?

7:04 PM  
Blogger Karen Marie said...

Every inner-city congregation of any faith has a ministry of helps, by some name or other; many Catholic congregations call it "st. Vincent de Paul" or "the Legion". Helps is the common name for that charism that makes the corporal works of mercy easy and a joy. That's the ministry where you'll find the folk that nurture pregnant ladies needing assistance, among others.

I am very surprised you did not pick up on the other very common in the inner-city but controversial ministry, of men who fast and pray daily for the pastor, and accompany him when he needs to go places it's not safe or might be scandalous to go alone without witnesses.

karen marie of the anchor hold

9:37 PM  

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