Among those in attendance was filmmaker Spike Lee, who is friends with the Rev. Michael Pfleger and whose 2015 movie "Chi-raq" featured a character inspired by Pfleger and played by John Cusack.
CHICAGO — An activist Roman Catholic priest cleared by an Archdiocese of Chicago investigation into claims that he sexually abused several boys decades ago returned to the pulpit of his longtime church on Sunday for the first time in five months.
An activist Roman Catholic priest cleared by an Archdiocese of Chicago investigation into claims that he sexually abused several boys decades ago returned to the pulpit of his longtime church on Sunday for the first time in five months.
Upset by the removal of their pastor, parishioners at Faith Community of Saint Sabina had tied up the archdiocese's phone lines, held rallies, sent letters and threatened to withhold $100,000 in monthly dues.
Cardinal Blase Cupich is reinstating the Rev. Michael Pfleger to his post as senior pastor at St. Sabina Catholic Parish after the archdiocesan board charged with investigating sexual abuse claims found that “there is no reason to suspect Father Pfleger is guilty” of allegations of sexual abuse, according to a letter from Cupich.
Months after a highly visible sexual misconduct investigation into one of Chicago’s most well-known priests was launched, Chicago’s Roman Catholic cardinal sent a warning to parishioners and those he says have been flooding church officials with phone calls of support for the Rev. Michael Pfleger.
The pastor of a west suburban church has stepped aside due to allegations that he sexually abused a minor three decades ago, the archdiocese of Chicago has announced.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger intends to find other ways to work in the Auburn Gresham community as the Chicago Archdiocese continues to investigate allegations that he molested two brothers in the 1970s, Pfleger wrote in a recent letter to the community.
As the Chicago Archdiocese investigates allegations that the Rev. Michael Pfleger molested two brothers in the 1970s, a third man has come forward to say the priest made an unwanted sexual advance when the accuser was 18.
A third man has come forward with sexual abuse allegations against a Chicago priest who has gained widespread acclaim for his activism, saying he felt he owes it to two brothers who have faced criticism for accusing the priest of abusing them decades ago when they were teens.
There is no evidence to support allegations accusing the Rev. Michael Pfleger of abusing two brothers in their early teens decades ago, but this doesn't mean the claims are untrue, Illinois' child protection agency said in a letter to the Chicago priest Friday.
Two brothers in their 60s on Monday described years of sexual abuse by a firebrand activist priest who has gained fame speaking out on national politics from the pulpit and for taking on drug dealers in South Side neighborhoods around his Chicago church.
Supporters of the Rev. Michael Pfleger rallied Monday outside St. Sabina Church to back their beloved activist pastor as he faces allegations that he sexually abused two brothers beginning nearly five decades ago.
Activist Chicago priest the Rev. Michael Pfleger said Wednesday he's “devastated” and “angry” over allegations of sexual abuse that occurred decades ago.
The archdiocese says the allegation of sex abuse was reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County state’s attorney's office.
The longtime pastor of the city’s largest Black Roman Catholic parish has agreed to step away from ministry after a 40-year-old sex abuse allegation surfaced, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Tuesday.
The unceremonious firing of Chicago's police superintendent just weeks before his retirement has rattled the department.
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