Skip to comments.Statues of Christ, Mary Toppled Outside Parishes in New York, Arizona
Posted on 10/27/2020 5:56:11 PM PDT by marshmallow
CNA Staff, Oct 22, 2020 / 04:15 pm MT (CNA).- Several religious statues including two of Mary and one of Christ outside Catholic churches were damaged in overnight attacks earlier this week, the latest of numerous acts of vandalism on Catholic churches and art this year in the US.
Police in New York City are investigating a vandalism attack against a statue of Mary outside Resurrection Catholic Church in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Marine Park, which is believed to have occurred overnight Sunday.
A parishioner who approached the statue to pray Monday morning noticed the statues left hand was cut off, and discovered a large crack in the statues head, ABC7 reported.
The church does not currently have a security camera system, but told ABC7 that they plan to install one. The suspect or suspects are still at large.
The damage in New York is at least the third documented act of vandalism against a statue of Mary in the city this year.
In July, at Cathedral Prep School and Seminary in Queens, an individual approached a 100-year-old statue of Mary shortly after 3 a.m. painted the word IDOL down its length.
On Sept. 11 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Solace, located in Coney Island, a man climbed over a fence, pulled a statue of Mary out of the ground, and threw the statue onto the sidewalk. The base of the statue was damaged by the vandalism.
According to the NYPD, the man is facing charges of criminal mischief. The NYPD is offering a reward of $2,500 for any information about his identity.
Likely the same evening as the vandalism against the Brooklyn statue, vandals knocked down a statue of Mary and a statue of Christ outside St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, Arizona, about 90 miles.....
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These animals should be shot on sight.
Not a hate crime.
Must be those fascist evangelical Republicans trying to access Mary’s womb to deny her her reproductive rights.
So sad, I sometimes have a hard time believing this is my country.
Democrats are evil scum.
FTR, I'm Jewish and I feel the same way.
Jesus was a racist, don’t you know?
Already retaliating for ACB
First they came for Gen. Lee and nobody said a world in his defense.
Yeahhhh I thought they just wanted that dixie flag thing.
Those pesky anti idolatry evangelicals just won’t behave.
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