Fr. Pfleger Is Victim of Vandalism, Fire

Fr. Michael Pfleger

What gives? Twice this week, I write about Father Michael Pfleger?The Chicago priest, unconventional as he may be, does not deserve this: According to the Chicago Tribune, he was awakened Wednesday morning at 2:15 by a knock on the rectory door at St. Sabina. The police were there, notifying him that someone had started a fire at the front doors of the church’s gymnasium, using a shirt that had been tied to the door handles.Father Pfleger isn’t surprised. He says that he receives a lot … [Read more...]

Now the Servant’s Name Was Malchus…

Thornton Wilder

“Faith is a never-ending pool of clarity, reaching far beyond the margins of consciousness. We all know more than we know we know. ” --Thornton Wilder, The Eighth Day “Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.” --John 18:10-11Thornton Wilder, great American playwright and novelist, wrote often about faith.In 1928 he published a book of “playlets” (what Wilder described as … [Read more...]

It’s Friday–But Sunday’s Coming!

A classic meditation on Good Friday, originally presented by Tony Campolo. … [Read more...]