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Priests for Life director Fr. Frank Pavone with Dr. Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, Washington D.C., January 18, 2019.American Life League / Flickr

Fr. Frank Pavone asked the bishops to allow clergy political engagement during 2020 Elections

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews, June 25, 2020

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Doug MainwaringJune 25, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A priest well-known for his pro-life activism has penned an open letter to U.S. bishops asking them to use their authority to allow clergy to publicly advocate for the political party in the upcoming 2020 election that is pro-life and pro-religious freedom. The priest also asks for the right to name and discredit the opposing political party.

“The rights of the Church and the common good are under attack in unprecedented ways by the Democrat Party,” Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, declared in a June 25 open letter to the U.S. bishops (read full letter below).

Pavone noted how current Church directives forbid clergy from engaging in partisan politics. He also pointed out, however, that the current political situation is something that such directives do not take into account. The priest’s letter, written to coincide with Religious Freedom Week, points out that guidance from the hierarchy often frustrates and hinders the mission of clergy and lay people when it comes to articulating and applying the teachings of the Church to the political realm.  …

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