A parish in northern Colorado known for its active pro-life ministry was vandalized over the weekend. Fort Collins police are investigating the incident as a bias-motivated crime.
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The graffiti covers the church doors, several outer walls, and a white pickup truck in the parking lot.
'We again call on the Department of Justice to investigate these hate-filled attacks which appear driven by animosity directed specifically at Catholics,' Brian Burch of CatholicVote said.
‘The vandalism of a statue of Our Blessed Mother at the Church of the Nativity is a tragic and senseless defacing of the sacred. Mary stands as a symbol of peace in a world that needs her now more than ever,’ said Bishop Burbidge.
A video posted on social media showed black-clad far-left demonstrators punching and kicking participants in the procession.
Police said the incident is not currently deemed to be a hate crime.
“Within a few hours of it going up, we walked by and someone had torn down the signs we had up alongside it,” Isabelle Hotard, President of Students for Life at St. Louis University said.
Father Morehead said Oct. 11 that the assailant seemed to have some “deep personal wounds and grievances” against God and the Church.
The bishops’ religious freedom committee has launched a “Beauty Heals” campaign of short videos as a response to church vandalism.