Obama's other spiritual mentor and the Catholic Church

Another far left clergyman, Father Michael Pfleger, has joined his Southside Chicago friend Rev. Jeremiah Wright in the media spotlight, thanks to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. The national political media first noticed F. Pfleger when he spoke at a raucous welcome home for Rev. Wright, following his recent media firestorm. Christopher Hitchens uncovered  a years old newspaper article in which the candidate named "three spiritual mentors or counselors: Jeremiah Wright, James Meeks, and Father Michael Pfleger. Dave Kopel describes some of the more notable left wing activism of the Catholic priest. The media food chain has found a new colorful, ranting man of the cloth in the orbit of the candidate peddling change and hope. Every Catholic in Chicago is well acquainted with Father Pfleger. For 25 years he has made local headlines for both his political activities and his clashes with the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. From asking parishioners to...(Read Full Article)