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Our Lady of Fatima statue near national shrine in Washington vandalized
https://www.catholicherald.com ^ | Dec 9, 2021 | Julie Asher | Catholic News Service

Posted on 12/10/2021 11:55:10 AM PST by 11th_VA

WASHINGTON — Days ahead of a major Marian feast day in the Catholic Church, a marble statue of Our Lady of Fatima near the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington was vandalized, with Mary's hands and nose cut off, her face scratched and the cross on her crown broken off.

On Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a spokesman at the national shrine told Catholic News Service that around 10:45 p.m. Dec. 5, the perpetrator got to the statue by climbing a locked fence that surrounds a rosary walk and garden that includes the statue.

Video footage showed a masked person doing the damage, which was discovered the next morning. Police were investigating the vandalism...

"Though we are deeply pained by this incident, we pray for the perpetrator through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of Our Lady of Fatima," Msgr. Walter Rossi, rector of the national shrine, said in a statement...

"There remains much we do not know about this phenomenon, but at a minimum, they underscore that our society is in sore need of God's grace," they said, calling on the nation's elected officials "to step forward and condemn these attacks."

"In all cases, we must reach out to the perpetrators with prayer and forgiveness," said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty, and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

"Where the motive was retribution for some past fault of ours, we must reconcile; where misunderstanding of our teachings has caused anger toward us, we must offer clarity; but this destruction must stop. This is not the way," they said...

(Excerpt) Read more at catholicherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: antifa; antipope; bidenlegacy; blacklivesmatter; blm; catholic; democratparty; districtofcolumbia; hatecrime; romancatholicism; satanism
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Reading elsewhere it's not considered a hate crime
1 posted on 12/10/2021 11:55:10 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

How could it not be?


2 posted on 12/10/2021 11:59:50 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire. Or both.)
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To: 11th_VA

From what I know, one is not too smart when he desecrates the Blessed Mother.

It’s sort of like a toddler biting his mother.


3 posted on 12/10/2021 12:00:37 PM PST by BarbM (FU Pence. You refuse to be alone with a woman, but have no compunction in screwing the USA))
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To: 11th_VA

If they are so proud of their dirty deeds why do they wear masks?................


4 posted on 12/10/2021 12:01:23 PM PST by Red Badger (Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.....................)
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To: 11th_VA
A composite photo shows damage to a statue of Our Lady of Fatima that stands with the three shepherd children near the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Dec. 8. The hands and nose of the statue of Mary were cut off and the cross on her crown was broken off. Shrine officials said that around 10:45 p.m. Dec. 5, the perpetrator got to the statue by climbing a locked fence that surrounds a rosary walk and garden that includes the statue. (CNS composite; photos by Tyler Orsburn)

Muslims?

5 posted on 12/10/2021 12:02:12 PM PST by Vision (Elections are one day. Reject "Chicago" vote harvesting. Election Reform Now. Obama is an evildoer.)
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Video of the attack;

https://twitter.com/7NewsDC/status/1468952533997604864?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

6 posted on 12/10/2021 12:05:10 PM PST by 11th_VA (Stolen elections have consequences.)
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Muslims?

No, it looks to be a white adult, stone sober. https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/man-uses-hammer-to-damage-our-lady-of-fatima-statue-at-basilica-of-national-shrine/65-696f28bc-096a-46a9-8262-28426f1f42dc

7 posted on 12/10/2021 12:06:02 PM PST by gloryblaze
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To: 11th_VA

Did it only make the Catholic media?


8 posted on 12/10/2021 12:06:17 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: BarbM

While I am not catholic and do not pray to Mary Mother of Christ, I do not think that the Almighty, the Great I AM, will look to fondly at this. Hope the individual prays diligently for forgiveness, and becomes repentant. Ask for God’s grace and forgiveness and good things will abound. Await His justice and judgement at your peril.


9 posted on 12/10/2021 12:06:18 PM PST by ping jockey (Want to make a conservative mad,tell him a lie.Want to makye a liberal lose his mind?Tell him Truths)
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To: 11th_VA

Just a sign of the trials that await Washington DC and America.


10 posted on 12/10/2021 12:11:13 PM PST by PGR88
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I'm not Catholic so this isn't an article of faith for me, but this is, even so, a vile aberration.   It hurts my heart to even think about it.
11 posted on 12/10/2021 12:30:22 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken)
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What is it about crucifixes that the far-left hates so much ?

Hmmmm.....


12 posted on 12/10/2021 12:36:19 PM PST by BrexitBen
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To: PGR88

It’s just a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

If it had been martyr George Floyd’s statue, it would be deemed a national atrocity by the Fake News purveyors.


13 posted on 12/10/2021 12:39:27 PM PST by BrexitBen
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What is it about crucifixes that the far-left hates so much ?

Not sure but they don't like silver bullets or wooden stakes either.

14 posted on 12/10/2021 12:51:04 PM PST by usurper
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“In all cases, we must reach out to the perpetrators with prayer and forgiveness,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York...

That makes the priest a much better man than I am.

If it were up to me, I’d have beaten the living tar out of him and dumped him off somewhere way out in the sticks with no ID and no money and made him walk home.


15 posted on 12/10/2021 12:51:33 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: 11th_VA

The national cathedral doesn’t have a freaking night watchman? They pay defense attorneys how much? And they can’t protect this image of the Blessed mother
The patron of the US, the Immaculate Conception. These are
Statements I put in envelopes and place in the collection basket on Sundays

I am outraged that the national shrine cannot protect this.


16 posted on 12/10/2021 12:59:39 PM PST by stanne
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To: Vision

Muslims often revere Mary. These vandalism incidents are almost always white homos.


17 posted on 12/10/2021 1:00:15 PM PST by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O'Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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To: BarbM

“It’s sort of like a toddler biting his mother.”

There is one human that the enemy has fear of. It’s not like a toddler toward anyone. It’s something else.


18 posted on 12/10/2021 1:02:17 PM PST by stanne
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To: ping jockey

“While I am not catholic and do not pray to Mary Mother of Christ”

Catholics do not pray to anyone but God. If we aske people for prayers it is like anyone asking for prayers of another. We don’t pray for ourselves we ask others to do so and we pray for others.

That’s all. If anyone believes in the afterlife and that people in heaven can hear us and they talk to those people then they can figure out this relationship

But when people need to stick to a myth that Catholics have idolatry then there’s nothing that will convince them

Bishop sheen said that if catholicism was the religion that some of his Protestant clergy friends thought it was, then he would not be a Catholic.


19 posted on 12/10/2021 1:07:37 PM PST by stanne
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“ “In all cases, we must reach out to the perpetrators with prayer and forgiveness,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York...”

Yes. After they are in jail and after we put up a modicum of a defense like a night watchmen at the basilica. Grrr

Pope John Paul Ii was shot. By a Muslim. The guy went to jail. Pope John Paul forgave him, visited him in jail and the guy converted. While he was IN JAIL

Hello!!


20 posted on 12/10/2021 1:10:52 PM PST by stanne
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