New book profiles activist priest Michael Pfleger

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Monday 25, October 2010 | Category:   Clergy

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Veteran Chicago author and journalist Robert McClory has a new book available from Chicago Review Press: Radical Disciple: Father Pfleger, St. Sabina Church, and the Fight for Social Justice.

During the past 26 years Reverend Michael Pfleger, a white Catholic priest who pastors a black Chicago parish, has never been far from the spotlight. His aggressive, innovative leadership has empowered thousands, making St. Sabina church one of the largest and most active black Catholic congregations in the country. At the same time, Pfleger has been continually criticized as a trouble-making maverick, a renegade cleric, and a publicity hound.

This biography concentrates on Father Pfleger’s work at St. Sabina from his earliest days there and covers his efforts to build up the parish, his activism, his work to rejuvenate the community, his battles with church leaders, and his strong relationship with his parishioners. It provides a fascinating look at the inner workings of the Catholic Church, the traditions of the black pulpit, and what it takes to change laws in a major American city.

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Reprinted with permission from PrepareTheWord.com. ©TrueQuest Communications.

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