You may remember this story from a few days back:
The Rev. Richard Bucci marked the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision by issuing a flier listing the names of every Rhode Island legislator who voted last year to enshrine the right to an abortion in state law.
Father Bucci’s flier was handed out to his parishioners at Sacred Heart Church last Sunday. The lawmakers’ names appeared below this message:
“In accord with the teaching of the Catholic Church for 2000 years, the following members of the legislature may NOT receive Holy Communion, as are all the officers of the state of Rhode Island, as well as Rhode Island’s members of Congress. In addition, they will not be allowed to act as witnesses to marriage, godparents, or lectors at weddings, funerals or any other church function.”
Now, he’s explaining his decision:
A local priest spoke out for the first time on Sunday after barring lawmakers from receiving communion at his parish because they voted pro-abortion.
Last week, Rev. Richard Bucci placed a letter in a newspaper calling out lawmakers by name who he thought shouldn’t receive communion, serve as godparents, witness marriages or serve in church functions.
He didn’t think anyone should be surprised by his stance and Sunday he doubled down.
He called abortion the slaughter of innocent children.
“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,” Rev. Bucci of Sacred Heart Church in West Warwick said.
Bucci told NBC 10 News there are more children who have been killed by abortion than have been abused.
The link also contains the video report from NBC 10 News, which includes the interview with Father Bucci.