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Vatican defrocks Frank Pavone, anti-abortion activist and priest, over social media posts

Source: USA Today

The Vatican has defrocked Frank Pavone, a high-profile anti-abortion American priest, over “blasphemous communications on social media” and “persistent disobedience” of his bishop, according to news reports Sunday.

The Vatican removed Pavone from the priesthood Nov. 9 and there is no chance for him to appeal his dismissal, according to a letter to U.S. bishops from Christophe Pierre, the Vatican ambassador to the U.S. The letter was first reported by Catholic News Agency.

Pavone, founder of anti-abortion group Priests for Life, frequently posts on social media about politics and abortion, largely in support of former President Donald J. Trump and the Republican party's anti-abortion platform.

The Vatican said it provided Pavone "ample opportunity" to defend himself, but he provided "no reasonable justification for his actions," according to the letter.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/12/18/priests-life-founder-frank-pavone-removed-vatican/10921387002/

I guess the Catholic church is getting tired of being used as pawns by repuglicans.
Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Sun Dec 18, 2022, 10:08 PM (22 replies)

USA Today editorial on the wonders of Kemp in Georgia

Link to editorial:


Brian Kemp won for two main reasons.

1. All the democrats I know in Georgia crossed-over in the primary to defeat the complete whackadoodle that trump was pushing. Since Kemp upheld the election, he was the lesser of two literal evils.

2. Stacey Abrams campaign suffered serious neglect. I don't know if it was due to lack of resources, volunteers, money or all three. The few ads I saw with Stacey did not show her as a competent executive which was terribly wrong. She has more schooling and knowledge than 10 Brian Kemps, but she wasn't spotlighted properly. I saw early on things would not go in her favor unless the campaign made some serious adjustments, which I never saw happen. I know it's hindsight now, but just my two cents. Giving Brian Kemp credit or acting like he's presidential material as is stated in the editorial is just ludicrous. Of course, when you use Herschel Walker as a comparison, I think Daffy Duck would be a better choice.
Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Sun Dec 4, 2022, 09:17 AM (2 replies)
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