- Feb 21, 2020
Rhode Island’s Catholic bishop has responded to the controversy created by a priest who said he’d deny communion to state legislators who support abortion and then defended his stance by saying abortion is worse than pedophilia.
A priest is under fire for saying abortion is worse than pedophilia.
Rhode Island’s attorney general said Thursday he expects to release a public report later this year with findings from his review of allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the state.
The pastor of a Rhode Island church issued a flier which said that every state legislator who voted last year to preserve the right to an abortion in state law would be denied communion.
Two retired Catholic priests in Massachusetts have been suspended amid separate allegations of sexual abuse.
Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic diocese is challenging a lawsuit filed after a state law gave sex abuse victims more time to sue their abusers or the institutions they worked for.