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Father Pavone back in action

Catholic World News - October 16, 2012

Father Frank Pavone, the head of Priests for Life, has re-emerged into prominence in the pro-life movement, notes David Gibson of Religion News Service.

After having been restricted by his bishop to the Amarillo diocese, Father Pavone is again traveling around the country, and seems confident that he will be allowed to continue his work without new restrictions—apparently because of support he has received from the Vatican.

"Priests for Life has outgrown its canonical structure,” Father Pavone says, suggesting that the group may soon have a new status that will enable him to escape from the conflicts he has encountered with diocesan bishops.

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  • Posted by: unum - Oct. 17, 2012 8:56 AM ET USA

    Once again the silence and lack of transparency of the bishops has led to confusion of the laity. When will someone in authority speak out and either clear this effective priest's name or remove him from service. The bishops speak of the sanctity of human life in this election year, yet hamstring the leader of one of the most effective organizations advocating for the Church's position on human life. Is it any wonder that the laity turns to secular sources for information?

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Oct. 17, 2012 1:14 AM ET USA

    Thank God for the wisdom of the Vatican and the prayers of those who work every day to keep our Lord's Commandments regarding life. May Father Pavone resume his public unwavering support of human life - especially that of defenseless unborn children!

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