An incendiary leader and well-known Catholic priest. the The anti-abortion movement has been removed the Priesthood the Vatican, according to a letter from Pope Francis’s representative to the United States, as obtained by The New York Times.
Frank Pavone is the leader the Priests for Life is an advocacy organization that used to be a religious advisor for President Donald J. Trump. the On Nov. 9, clergy are not eligible for appeal the It states. A statement was included in the letter. the Laicization is the process of removing a substance that was said to have been approved by the The Dicastery the Clergy is a Vatican office.
“This action was taken after Father Pavone was found guilty in canonical proceedings of blasphemous communications on social media, and of persistent disobedience of the lawful instructions of his diocesan bishop,” It says.
It did not include any details about the communications, disobedience, and names. the diocesan bishop. He did not respond to my request for comments.
A high-profile Catholic antiabortion activist is being punished at an incontinence moment. the As it plots its future after losses, movement the Midterm elections and the struggle to unify Republicans the issue. Mr. Pavone’s anti-abortion activism was not cited in the Send a letter the His dismissal was based on a reason.
It also happens a full month later the Catholic bishops from the The United States announced that they will intensify their efforts to stop abortion and elect new leaders to ensure the country’s continued success. the Conservatism the hierarchy.
Pavone has been a regular at anti-abortion protests and fund-raisers. However, his social media activity is prolific. His outspoken antiabortion activism won him praise from his followers. the Support for some church leaders the However, this has not been without its challenges.
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Pavone, who was very loyal to Trump, was also one of the people who were questioned. the Results of the 2020 election.
First reported was his dismissal by the Catholic News Agency, conservative outlet on Saturday night
Shortly after, a live stream was made on social media. the Report, Mr. Pavone stated that he hadn’t received any communication from the Vatican His removal. Wearing a leather jacket over his priest’s collar, he said he would continue his work for the anti-abortion cause.
“I’ve been persecuted in the church for decades, decades. This is nothing new for me,” He said. “They just don’t like the work I’m doing for these babies.”
His comment seemed to be referring to an update on Twitter in 2020, which he apparently meant to reference. “supporters of this goddamn loser Biden and his morally corrupt, America-hating, God hating Democrat party.”
“I used the word G-D in a response to somebody in a tweet and for that they want to throw me out of the priesthood,” He said.
This letter does not mention this particular incident or any other abortion.
On the internet, Pavone appeared to be comparing his own removal to abortion.
“In every profession, including the priesthood, if you defend the #unborn, you will be treated like them!” On Saturday night, he posted a tweet. “The only difference is that when we are ‘aborted,’ we continue to speak, loud and clear.”
Pierre Archbishop Christophe the Pope’s representative to the United States is also called the apostolic nuncio, addressed the Letter dated December 13 sent to the bishops alerting them the Decision from the Vatican. The New York Times the A letter sent by a person with access but not authorisation to share the information.
“As you will know, Father Pavone was a very public and high profile figure associated with the Right to Life Movement in the U.S.,” Archbishop Pierre states. “His dismissal from the clerical state may, therefore, be a matter of interest among the faithful. In anticipation of that potential interest, the attached statement regarding Father Pavone is provided for your information.”
According to the statement, Mr. Pavone had been given “ample opportunity to defend himself” As well “multiple opportunities to submit himself to the authority of his diocesan bishop.”
“It was determined that Father Pavone had no reasonable justification for his actions,” It says.
It stated that the future of Mr. Pavone’s role at Priests for Life would be entirely up to the It described the group as “not a Catholic organization.”
Pavone declared, “You can’t cancel this message, you won’t silence this message. It’s only going to grow. We’re only going to get louder.”
the 2016. Presidential election. Mr. Pavone uploaded a Facebook live video in which he put an aborted fetus On what seemed to be an altar. His attorney was oversaw by Texas’ Diocese of Amarillo. the Time announced it had opened an investigation into Mr. Pavone. On Saturday, the diocese didn’t respond to my request for comment.
Pavone made public clashes with the bishop of the Patrick Zurek of the Diocese Of Amarillo, many times the years. In the Fall 2020 the diocese issued a statement saying Catholics should disregard Mr. Pavone’s rhetoric about the Online comments on withholding and election the Catholics voting Democratic can receive absolution for sin
“These postings are not consistent with Catholic Church Teachings,” the The statement was made by the diocesan authorities at the time. “Please disregard them and pray for Father Pavone.”
These are the following the Abby Johnson, former director of Planned Parenthood, became anti-abortion activist and has since defended Pavone’s dismissal on Facebook.
“He shepherded me into the church,” She wrote. “I wish all clergy were as vocal as he is.”
Eric Scheidler, the Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League said that it is in close contact with Mr. Pavone. “hard to see an organization called Priests for Life headed by a man who’s not recognized as a priest by any local bishop.”
Mr. Pavone’s removal could rattle his fellow activists at a sensitive time, said Mr. Scheidler, who is Catholic.
“It’s a time of real soul-searching and challenges for the pro-life movement as we try to rebuild after the backlash to the overturning of Roe v. Wade,” He said.