- Aug 3, 2020
Father Frank Pavone, a long-controversial figure for his unconventional pro-life advocacy, and who recently resigned from a position in the Trump campaign but insists he still backs the president, has said that he is not acting for the Catholic Church in his advocacy for Donald Trump’s reelection.
Supporters of abortion rights are elated, foes of abortion dismayed and angry, but they agree on one consequence of the Supreme Court’s first major abortion ruling since President Donald Trump took office: The upcoming election is crucial to their cause.
Bishop Patrick J. Zurek of Amarillo, Texas, has launched an investigation of Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life following a controversy over a pro-Trump video by Pavone that displayed an aborted fetus on a church altar.
Amarillo Bishop Patrick J. Zurek has harshly criticized the exploitation of the body of an aborted baby by a pro-Trump activist priest as “against the dignity of human life.” A longstanding pro-lifer says Fr. Frank Pavone’s actions show how the pro-life old guard has lost its way and must be renewed.
After a video of him standing behind an altar with an aborted baby in an effort to support Donald Trump, Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life has come under fire, with one Catholic official in New York saying, “It is hard for me to express in calm, measured terms, the revulsion I feel about this.”