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Michael Pfleger

Michael Pfleger
Michael Pfleger

Father Pfleger, Refusing To ‘Wait In Silence’ During Sexual Abuse Investigation, Prepares To Return To Ministering

The reverend, who was removed from his South Side parish in January and is facing three-decades-old sexual abuse claims, maintains his innocence.

Englewood, Chatham

3rd Man Accuses Father Michael Pfleger Of Sexual Abuse

A third man has said Pfleger, the popular but controversial leader of St. Sabina Church, sexually abused him in the '70s. "When I heard his supporters attacking the other victims and saying Father Mike could do never do this, I knew I had to come forward and tell the truth."

Englewood, Chatham

St. Sabina Leaders Halt Monthly Payments To Archdiocese Until Pfleger Sex Abuse Investigation Is Over

Leaders of the South Side church say the financial strain is "hurting their mission to serve" as longtime pastor Michael Pfleger is sidelined from his ministry.

Englewood, Chatham

Child Abuse Allegation Against Father Pfleger ‘Unfounded,’ DCFS Says — But Church Says Priest Not Cleared

The investigation was to determine if Pfleger is an ongoing risk to minors. It does not relate to abuse allegations filed by two brothers in January.

Englewood, Chatham

Father Pfleger Accusers Are Brothers Who Never Revealed Their Abuse, Even To Each Other, Lawyer Says

An attorney for the brothers, now 61 and 63, alleges Pfleger groomed and sexually abused both starting in the early 1970s, when they were around 12 and 13 years old.

Englewood, Chatham

‘Father Mike Will Be Back’: St. Sabina Neighbors, Supporters March, Pray For Pfleger After Child Sex Abuse Accusation

The St. Sabina cabinet is organizing several events in support of longtime pastor Michael Pfleger, who was asked to step aside from his ministry after a child sex abuse allegation dating back more than 40 years was reported.

Englewood, Chatham

Father Pfleger Child Sex Abuse Allegation Leaves South Side Community ‘In Shock’: ‘He Did So Much For Us’

Whether or not they attended his St. Sabina Church, Auburn Gresham residents say the outspoken pastor has been a vital member of the predominately Black South Side community since 1981.

Englewood, Chatham

‘Devastated’ Pfleger, Removed Over Child Sex Abuse Allegation, Says He’s Angry, Hurt — But Can’t Speak Out More

"I have been asked by the Diocese not to speak out at this time," Pfleger wrote on Facebook. "I am Blessed with good leadership and amazing members, whom I love."

Englewood, Chatham

Father Michael Pfleger Removed From St. Sabina Over Child Sex Abuse Allegations From 40 Years Ago

Cardinal Blase Cupich said Tuesday he's asked Pfleger to step aside from his leadership post as the Archdiocese of Chicago investigates the decades-old claim of abuse.

Englewood, Chatham

Grieving Families Urge Affluent Chicagoans To Join Fight Against Violence After 769 People Murdered In 2020

“The people who live down here have to get as angry as the people who live near us. The power is down here," Rev. Michael Pfleger said.

Near North Side, River North

St. Sabina To Give Out 10,000 Masks Starting At Noon Thursday

The Catholic parish was inundated with requests for masks after handing out 5,000 last week, Father Michael Pfleger said.

Englewood, Chatham

St. Sabina, Other Groups Giving Away Masks At 79th And Racine On Friday

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and the Faith Community of St. Sabina will pass out masks in Auburn Gresham from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

Englewood, Chatham

Derrick Rose, Spike Lee Headline St. Sabina’s All-Star Weekend

Teams from the South and West Sides will compete in a day-long basketball tournament at the Auburn Gresham church.

Englewood, Chatham

Gun Buyback At St. Sabina Saturday Gives $100 Gift Card For Every Returned Firearm

St. Sabina Church is hosting a $100 gun buyback event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Englewood, Chatham

Activists Plan To Shut Down Lake Shore Drive, March To Wrigley Field

Organizers want to "redistribute the pain and agony" caused by a lack of investment in the South and West sides, one person said.

Downtown