A Catholic priest who dared to voice his opinion on abortion has been fired by the Vatican.
Father Frank Pavone had been defrocked.
The Vatican has accused him of “blasphemous” social media posts and disobeying his bishop.
Father Pavone is a very pro-life priest and has not been afraid to express his opinion.
According to an Associated Press report, the decision was made to defrock Pavone back in November and he has no chance of appeal.
The investigation into Pavone started when he allegedly put an aborted baby on an altar, then shared the act on social media with a video.
The AP report stated, “In his letter, Pierre cited information from the Congregation for Clergy that Pavone had been laicized — he can no longer present himself as a priest — after being found guilty in a canonical proceeding ‘of blasphemous communications on social media and of persistent disobedience of the lawful instructions of his diocesan bishop.’ The letter was first reported by Catholic News Agency.”
Pavone also served as an adviser for the Trump campaign, but he resigned that post in July 2020 to comply with his orders from the higher-ups in the church.
Pavone went nuclear on social media after he was defrocked, tweeting, “We have only just begun exposing #abortion, exposing the Democrats, exposing the Swamp (in both the state & the church).
“One of the tactics of them all is that they think they can get away with their evil and shut the rest of us up. Wow, have they underestimated their opponents!”
Hi friends… So in every profession, including the priesthood, if you defend the #unborn, you will be treated like them!
The only difference is that when we are “aborted,” we continue to speak, loud and clear.
— Fr. Frank Pavone (@frfrankpavone) December 18, 2022
The support for Pavone was overwhelming after he made those posts.
There has to be more to this, something that was not in the AP story or that the Vatican has revealed publicly.
We will keep our eye on the story to see if there is anything else that is revealed that led to his dismissal.