The bishops’ religious freedom committee has launched a “Beauty Heals” campaign of short videos as a response to church vandalism.
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Father Morehead said the assailant seems to have some “deep personal wounds and grievances” against God and the Church, but “it remains to be seen” what the true motive for the crime was.
The parish had a display of 4,000 small white crosses in its front lawn, each one representing a baby aborted each day in the United States. The vandals trampled and desecrated at least half of the crosses.
The tabernacle and vessels used for Mass were recovered late last week.
Incidents include arson, the destruction of statues, and the defacement of church buildings and gravestones with swastikas and anti-Catholic language.
Georg Roewekamp, a representative of the German Association of the Holy Land (DVHL) which owns the church property, called the theft an “anti-Christian” act.
COMMENTARY: The recent vandalism of a statue of John Paul II in Canada is both puzzling and disturbing because he was a staunch supporter of Aboriginal rights.
The fires have occurred after recent discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at the sites of former residential schools for First Nations and other Indigenous children.
The US bishops made church vandalism a prayer intention during Religious Freedom Week, amid a string of damaging attacks on parishes.