Unholy Nation?

by Anselm

At an earlier time, I’d probably have named this blog Fr. Pfleger Watch. Needless to say, I would not have wanted to limit my content to that extent.

Interestingly, Fr. Pfleger has received praise from his friend Louis Farrakhan last week according to the Chicago Tribune. Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, has also been a participant in Fr. Pfleger’s African-American Speaking Series at St. Sabina in Chicago.


We should remember that Fr. Pfleger needs NOTHING (skip to 1:16)!

It almost seems as if Fr. Pfleger is pushing a message of radical autonomy. Within such an ideology, where is there actually room for Christ, His church, the communion of saints?

I suppose Fr. Pfleger is right (in a way). We can all go to God ourselves through prayer, but that’s only part of the faith. I’m afraid that Fr. Pfleger’s apparent rejection of tradition, and his priestly duties (as a leader of souls in line with Church teachings (e.g. we need priests to lead us to Christ through the sacraments)) might uncover something troubling.

Fr. Pfleger’s words could be interpreted that the individual is the supreme arbiter of the faith.

I’ve never heard that before.

Strangely, Fr. Pfleger has been given duties at another parish in Chicago in addition to St. Sabina, again according to the Chicago Tribune.

While Fr. Pfleger has contributed greatly to the anti-violence movement in Chicago, his activities make this writer think about ends, and the means to such ends.

I don’t get worked up about Fr. Pfleger like I used to.  In fact, we should keep praying for him, Cardinal George, and each other.

We should also pray for our country. I invite you to click the link above to a wonderful prayer written by Archbishop Carroll of Baltimore, Maryland in 1800.