Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life and one of the country's most visible and vocal opponents of abortion, has been recalled to his home diocese of Amarillo, TX and suspended from active ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo. He remains a priest in good standing in the Diocese of Amarillo. Bishop Patrick Zurek in a decree issued Sept. 6 ordered the 52-year-old New York-born priest to return to Amarillo and announced it in a Sept. 9 letter to his fellow bishops. He pointed to "persistent questions and concerns" from clergy and laity about how the millions of dollars donated to Priests for Life are used as the reason for suspending Father Pavone's ministry. Fr. Pavone has said he is "confident that we will be able to resolve this difficulty soon, without any harm to either my own reputation and without any slowdown of the valuable pro-life work we do at Priests for Life." Fr. Frank Pavone joined "Kresta in the Afternoon" yesterday.