Upon seeing clips Father Michael Pfleger's now-infamous sermon, I think many Catholics responded as I did--before even focusing on the substance of the sermon, the first response was, "What the heck? I've never seen a Catholic Priest act like that!" And I've continued to harbor a deep psychological reservation that somehow it was just misreported, and that he couldn't actually be a Catholic Priest in good-standing.
Well, looks like my hopes have been dashed. Ron Rychlak, Associate Dean of Ole Miss Law School, has a profile and critique of Rev. Plegler here. Certainly not the typical Priest.