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Statues of Christ, Mary Toppled Outside Parishes in New York, Arizona
Catholic News Agency ^ | 10/22/20

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 statue’s left hand was cut off, and discovered a large crack in the statue’s 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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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: anarchists; anarchy; antifa

1 posted on 10/27/2020 5:56:11 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

These animals should be shot on sight.


2 posted on 10/27/2020 5:59:37 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isnÂ’t common anymore.)
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To: marshmallow

But...

Not a hate crime.

Barely reported.


3 posted on 10/27/2020 6:00:22 PM PDT by 2banana (Common ground with islamic terrorists-they want to die for allah and we want to arrange the meeting)
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To: 2banana

Must be those fascist evangelical Republicans trying to access Mary’s womb to deny her her reproductive rights.


4 posted on 10/27/2020 6:05:16 PM PDT by golux
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To: marshmallow

So sad, I sometimes have a hard time believing this is my country.


5 posted on 10/27/2020 6:11:22 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: marshmallow

Democrats are evil scum.


6 posted on 10/27/2020 6:31:12 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Cobra64
These animals should be shot on sight.

FTR, I'm Jewish and I feel the same way.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 10/27/2020 6:43:17 PM PDT by ml/nj ( stuff)
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To: marshmallow

Jesus was a racist, don’t you know?


8 posted on 10/27/2020 6:43:54 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: marshmallow

Already retaliating for ACB


9 posted on 10/27/2020 6:53:35 PM PDT by pghbjugop
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To: marshmallow

First they came for Gen. Lee and nobody said a world in his defense.


10 posted on 10/27/2020 6:55:23 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn...)
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To: central_va

Yeahhhh I thought they just wanted that dixie flag thing.


11 posted on 10/27/2020 8:39:44 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: marshmallow

Those pesky anti idolatry evangelicals just won’t behave.


12 posted on 10/27/2020 9:19:10 PM PDT by ping jockey (Barnabus Fauci , sucking the lifeblood from AMERICA. The)
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