Radical Disciple

Radical Disciple

Father Pfleger, St. Sabina Church, and the Fight for Social Justice

Book - 2010
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During the past twenty-six 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 the laws in a major American city.

Radical Disciple will be essential reading for anyone interested in social change and how a dynamic preacher and an involved church community can transform a city.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9781569765289
Branch Call Number: 261.8092/MCCLORY
Characteristics: xvi, 208 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.


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