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Some Arrests Have Been Made in Connection With Attacks on Catholic Churches and Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers
Here’s what is known so far.
Father Samuel Giese told CNA on Monday that the flames were only reflections in a window behind the tabernacle from pews in front of the altar.
The fire, which started outside the building, caused heavy smoke and structural damage to the cafeteria and gymnasium of St. Anthony of Padua School in Lorain.
The current spate, which includes those against Catholic churches, has been spurred on by the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Thieves used power tools to cut through metal to steal an ornate late-19th-century tabernacle, valued at $2 million, at St. Augustine’s Church in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.
According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, there have been at least 134 incidents across 35 states and Washington, D.C., since May 2020.
A suspect has been charged with burglary in connection with the theft of a tabernacle from a parish church in greater Houston, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston announced Friday.
Three people were arrested March 5 as suspects in the Feb. 23 Jacksonville incident.