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Daytime Vandalization of Irish Carmelite Monastery Shocks Locals
Catholic News Agency ^ | 11/13/19

Posted on 11/18/2019 6:58:05 PM PST by marshmallow

Dublin, Ireland, Nov 13, 2019 / 02:51 pm (CNA).- A group broke into an Irish Carmelite monastery during the daytime, vandalized its chapel and shouted slurs at the elderly nuns who lived there on Monday.

“The poor sisters who live there play such an integral part of life in the area and it’s outrageous that a small group of thugs would target them like this,” a local parishioner who regularly goes to the chapel told the news site Dublin Live.

The incident happened after 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at Star of the Sea Monastery in Malahide, about 10 miles north of Dublin City Center.

Fr. Jimmy McPartland, co-parish priest at the nearby St. Anne’s Church in Portmarnock, announced the incident to parishioners during a morning Mass.

McPartland said the vandals had “desecrated” the chapel. The gang had shouted “very horrible things” about the nuns after the vandalism.

The parishioner told Dublin Live the priest was “visibly upset” in reporting the news and the congregation was “shocked.”

"He mentioned that the thugs had said very offensive things about the nuns and there was possibly racist graffiti," the parishioner reported.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: antipope; fartyshadesofgreen; homosexualagenda; ireland; popefrancis; romancatholicism

1 posted on 11/18/2019 6:58:05 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

The elderly nuns only lived there on Mondays?

2 posted on 11/18/2019 7:01:16 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: Deaf Smith

Nobody knows what to do with an adverbial phrase or clause these days. They just drop them every-which-where.

3 posted on 11/18/2019 7:05:56 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tomado de la mano, yo voy con Cristo a donde El va!)
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To: marshmallow

I wonder what the “possibly racist graffiti” is - that sounds like the key to the whole event.

How dismaying to read of thuggery toward elderly religious women.

4 posted on 11/19/2019 3:01:57 AM PST by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: marshmallow

How is there racist graffiti in Ireland? The only big fight there is against the bastard English, and they’re just as white as most any Irishman!

5 posted on 11/20/2019 7:57:40 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Svartalfiar
How is there racist graffiti in Ireland?

Perhaps the vandals were what folks over there call "Asians" ...

6 posted on 11/20/2019 8:00:51 PM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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