Men worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?" And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months; it opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them.Welcome back Father Frank! We have sorely missed you!
-- Revelation 13 4:7
In case you missed it... "After a year of exile, anti-abortion priest Frank Pavone is back"
Pavone appealed [Bishop] Zurek’s restrictions to Rome and in May the Vatican ruled that he was a priest in good standing and that he could travel freely, with Zurek’s permission. The bishop hasn’t told him otherwise, Pavone said, and seems unlikely to do so given Pavone's connections.I would love to be able to report on Bishop Zurek's side of the story, but "Zurek’s office did not respond to several requests for a comment." It would be nice if the Bishop would clear the air after so publicly condemning Father Frank.
Back in August 1st Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann declared her support for Priests for Life on the floor of Congress. It's great to see the pro-Life family working together like this. God bless you Michelle.
Thank you Father Frank for all you have done and for all you continue to do to fight for the lives of the unborn. Now it's time to get back to work because their is much work to be done in the fields of Our Lord. Your presence has been much missed in the battlefield. The enemy has gained ground. And in this crucial election year we need your voice to be heard. Keep fighting for the Gospel in this spiritually barren desert in which we are living.
Judging from the following quote, Father Frank has only grown more determined after his ordeal.
“Some people have called me too aggressive. Well, too bad. The fight against abortion is too important to worry about ruffling feathers and the reality is that church efforts to combat abortion are too tame – the hierarchy’s deeds don’t match their words. And that sends the wrong message.My prayers and the prayers of many others around the world have been answered.
“There can be heated debate. There can be loyal opposition. That is how the church grows, The solution is not to lock me up in some convent. The solution is to sit down at the table like adults.”