Pfleger urges Archdiocese to take stronger stand against guns

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An outspoken priest against gun violence is urging the Archdiocese of Chicago to take a stronger stand against guns.

Fr. Michael Pfleger, of St. Sabina Church, wants to see “gun-free zone” signs on the actual churches, and not just on the archdiocese’s school buildings and child care facilities.

“The voice of the church, I believe, is extremely important right now. It’s a moral stand that must be taken,” said Pfleger.

But, Francis Cardinal George believes parish pastors should decide whether to put signs on the actual churches. Pfleger says the Cardinal told him not every priest supports the signs on churches.

A group called “The Priest Senate” may call for a vote on the matter.

St. Sabina will host a cash-for-guns event on August 16th from 10am-2pm.

It will give out $100 gift cards or Adidas shoe certificates to whoever brings a working gun to the event.


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