"I am showing [this dead Aborted child] to you because in this election we have to decide whether we will allow this child killing to continue or not. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic platform says yes … Donald Trump and the Republican platform says no." Fr. Frank Pavone
Canon 1239: An altar, whether fixed or movable, is to be reserved for divine worship alone, to the exclusion of any secular usage. The altar is intended for a sacramental purpose, as the place where the priest celebrates Mass.
High profile pro-life priest and devoted Donald Trump supporter is defrocked by the Vatican for 'blasphemous social media posts'
A high-profile priest who served as national co-chair of ProLife Voices for Trump has been defrocked by the Vatican for 'blasphemous communications on social media' and 'persistent disobedience' of the diocese. Frank Pavone, 63, was dismissed as a priest by the Rome-based Prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy on November 9, and the decision was shared with all U.S. clergy on December 13. 'Father Pavone was given ample opportunity to defend himself in the canonical proceedings, and he was also given multiple opportunities to submit himself to the authority of his diocesan bishop,' the Vatican said, in a letter sent by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. Pierre represents Pope Francis, as his ambassador to Washington DC. 'It was determined that Father Pavone had no reasonable justification for his actions.' Pavone told Catholic News Agency he had not been notified about the Vatican's judgment. He tweeted in response: '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.' He then recorded a video posted to social media on Saturday, decrying the 'constant persecution' he received and saying he was forced out because most Catholic priests were Democrats, and disliked his pro-Trump, pro-life stance. Fiercely-political Pavone has previously caused controversy with 'lucrative' work at an outside organization, and by placing a dead fetus on an altar in Amarillo, Texas in November 2016 - he was removed from the diocese in 2019. In September 2020, he was accused by the diocese of having used 'scandalous words not becoming of a Catholic priest.' Source
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