Hooded priest calls for crackdown in Florida shooting

 |  NCR Today

Fr. Michael Pfleger donned a hood during Mass on Sunday at St. Chicago's Sabina Church in honor of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was fatally shot in Florida by a man on neighborhood watch.

At the service, several dozen children wearing hooded sweatshirts formed a circle around the altar, one holding a sign reading, "We are all Trayvon Martin." An African-carved statue in the sanctuary was also wearing a hood and holding a bag of Skittles and a can of tea, as young Martin was when he was killed.

Afterward, teens joined by young adults stood at an intersection near the church calling for an end to shooting.

Don't miss a thing! Get NCR's free newsletter.

Pfleger said it is time for concerned adults to demand that authorities take action against increasing violence.

He and his parish have long campaigned against guns and violence on the city's South Side.

Read the full story here.

Support independent reporting on important issues.

 One family graphic_2016_250x103.jpg


NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at Disqus.com/verify.
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

Commenting is available during business hours, Central time, USA. Commenting is not available in the evenings, over weekends and on holidays. More details are available here. Comments are open on NCR's Facebook page.



NCR Email Alerts


In This Issue

July 14-27, 2017