A terrible statement from a priest caused the reputation of all those men who are ordained as priests to be questioned again.
Richard Bucci, a priest of the Catholic Church of Rhode Island, affirmed that pedophilia does not kill anyone but abortion does.
Bucci gave these statements at the end of January to justify that many pro-abortion people do not receive communion within the parish that he is in charge of.
“Pedophilia does not kill anyone, but abortion does,” Bucci told WJAR, a media outlet.
To make the situation even more serious, he said the number of children killed by sexual abuse does not exceed those not born because of abortion.
Within the church “Sacred Heart of West Warwick“, Bucci distributed a kind of letter announcing the list of people who cannot take “holy communion” due to they support abortion. Even politicians are on that list.
“According to the teachings of the Catholic Church for 2,000 years, the following members of the legislature cannot receive holy communion,” he wrote.
Within Rhode Island, 44 legislators recognized their support for abortion. For this reason, the priest banned them from participating in all the activities in the church, such as witnessing weddings and similar situations.
«Now, I don’t know what else I have to say about it, this is the teaching of the Church. The Canon Law of the Church, the Second Vatican Council and the First Catechism of the Church. I don’t know what other evidence I should present, ”he said.
Political figures expressed their dislike to the priest’s statement, affirming that pedophilia kills, steals and leaves wounds.
“The wounded voices I heard, they have stolen their childhood. They have practically destroyed their lives. And those we still listen to are the lucky ones because they are still alive; they did not die from overdose or suicide,” said Carol Hagan McEntee, a local Democrat.
@NBC10_Connor spoke to a West Warwick priest on his stance on abortion. “We are not talking about any other moral issue, where some may make it a comparison between pedophilia and abortion. Pedophilia doesn’t kill anyone and this does.”https://t.co/zae9US5MAk
— NBC 10 WJAR (@NBC10) February 9, 2020