In an email I just received splendid news that the Vatican has ruled in favor of Fr. Frank Pavone. YEA!!!!
The whole contentious turf war between the bishop and Fr. Frank was bizarre. Thank goodness this bone of contention between two faithful Catholic leaders has come to a close.
From the email:
At last, the good news we’ve been waiting for has arrived!
Just recently, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy upheld Fr. Frank’s position that he was never suspended from priestly ministry.
Here is the public statement we just released to the media…
We are happy to announce that the Vatican has upheld Father Frank Pavone’s appeal and has declared that Father Pavone is not now nor has ever been suspended. Father Pavone remains a priest in good standing all over the world.
We were confident all along that a just decision would be made by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy. While we fully agree that Bishop Zurek has rightful authority over the priests of his diocese, we also see the urgent need for Father Pavone to be allowed to conduct his priestly ministry outside the diocese of Amarillo for the good of the pro-life movement.
We’re very excited to share this good news with you.
It means we can now give even more attention and energy to all the ongoing, vital pro-life programs we have on our docket right now.
I’m talking about…
• Our lawsuit against ObamaCare and the “abortion mandate”
• Our fight for Religious Liberty in the face of the Government’s anti-Catholic persecution
• Our Voter Education efforts in advance of the November elections
• Our priestly visits to parishes around the country
• Our highly-popular programs on EWTN TV and Radio
• And more!