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Vandalism occurs (at church) after appearance of 'demons' (FBI is NOT investigating)
Bucks County Courier Times ^ | 20 FEB 2008 | Matt Coughlin

Posted on 02/22/2008 8:09:39 AM PST by 2banana

Vandalism occurs after appearance of 'demons'

By MATT COUGHLIN Bucks County Courier Times

Two "demons" made an appearance at a Tullytown church a few weeks ago, according to the pastor.

The two walked into St. Michael the Archangel Church on Levittown Parkway in Tullytown about five and a half weeks ago and introduced themselves as "demons," Rev. Michael C. DiIorio said Tuesday.

DiIorio said the two individuals, whom he declined to describe, walked around after Sunday Mass asking to speak with the pastor. When parishioners pointed DiIorio out, the two walked up to him and said they were "demons" and wanted him to know they’d moved into the area.

"The boldness of it," DiIorio said of his surprise. "To come up and introduce themselves to you in that way."

He said he’s aware of Satanic graffiti and symbols, but this is the first time he’s heard of a demonic or Satanic group actually introducing themselves.

DiIorio said he put the incident at St. Michael’s out of his mind right after it happened until vandalism was found at the church.

In the past two weeks, lewd words have been carved into the church doors and a petition book on the altar of the Blessed Mother was defaced. On Friday the church received a letter in the rectory mail that contained threats. The church campus was evacuated — the school was out for teacher meetings — because police believed it should be taken seriously.

The Tullytown church isn’t the only one that’s been hit by vandals in recent weeks.

Two weekends ago, Our Lady of Perpetual Help on the 1700 block of Woodbourne Road was marked with a large amount of graffiti that included sayings like "God is dead," and green spray paint covered the face of Our Lady of Fatima shrine in the church’s front yard. A phallic symbol was painted on the church’s front door and the head of a broken lamb statue was left on the doorstep.

Middletown police said they are still investigating the incident. Police have not said the two incidents are related and noted that the vandalism is different in each case.

DiIorio said there was another suspicious incident Sunday at St. Joseph the Worker in Falls. The pastor there, Rev. Donald C. Birch said a man wearing a shirt with a pentagram and other symbols wanted to enter the church Sunday afternoon. Birch said the man repeatedly told two parishioners that he wanted in to the church but the doors were locked. Eventually the man left, Birch said. Falls police said they have not received a report of the incident.

Activities have returned to normal at St. Michael’s, DiIorio said Tuesday inside the rectory as a softball meeting took place in the school gym.

DiIorio said he is cooperating with local and county police. He said his primary concern is the safety of the parishioners and the school children, but he is also praying for the people committing the vandalism.

"We are praying for these people that they would turn away from this bad road they’ve been heading on."

Matt Coughlin can be reached at 215-949-4172 or mcoughlin@phillyBurbs.com.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: chruch; demons; evil; fbi; hate; satanism; vandalism
No hate crime here - move along.

Most likely - two meth heads wanting some attention. Can I use these "demons" for some crash dummies for some combatives (hand-to-hand) refreshers and give them all the attention they want?

1 posted on 02/22/2008 8:09:44 AM PST by 2banana
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To: 2banana

I would have sprinkled them with Holy Water and watched them burst into flame.


2 posted on 02/22/2008 8:14:27 AM PST by Gman (AMIA Priest)
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To: 2banana

Or they might be evangelicals. There was a spate of statue destructions in Brooklyn and the cops finally found out it was an evangelical who was taking the “Graven Images” a bit too seriously.


3 posted on 02/22/2008 8:15:00 AM PST by Philly Nomad
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To: 2banana

“We are praying for these people that they would turn away from this bad road they’ve been heading on.”

That’s a good start.

Now, organize a 24hr watch detail from the parishioners.

Use whatever force becomes necessary to detain the “demons” for the police.


4 posted on 02/22/2008 8:15:25 AM PST by dadgum (Get Tough or Get Out of My Way)
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To: 2banana

Please allow me to introduce myself,
I’m a man of wealth and fame...


5 posted on 02/22/2008 8:16:10 AM PST by null and void (The less you know, the better Hillary looks.)
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To: Philly Nomad
Now you’ve done it. Don your flak jacket.
6 posted on 02/22/2008 8:16:50 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (When you choose the lesser of two evils, you still have evil.)
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To: 2banana

Once again, Democrat Party Church outreach backfires.


7 posted on 02/22/2008 8:17:22 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: 2banana
Photobucket
8 posted on 02/22/2008 8:17:28 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; retrokitten

Excellent!


9 posted on 02/22/2008 8:19:46 AM PST by null and void (The less you know, the better Hillary looks.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

That picture makes them all look gay.


10 posted on 02/22/2008 8:24:32 AM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: 2banana
I guess Sunnydale was getting a bit crowded and dangerous. Maybe it's time to bring in the big guns...


11 posted on 02/22/2008 8:24:44 AM PST by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: 2banana
Satanists happen. My priest told me that he had a self-identified warlock show up at the rectory once. The warlock was trying to escape from a "homosexual coven," and was hoping that the priest could do something to put an end to it.

At a pro-life march, I saw a small group of scruffy people holding signs that read (I'm not making this up), "Kill Jesus" and "Eat Babies."

12 posted on 02/22/2008 8:25:28 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: 2banana

Someone was arrested this morning. A woman. Just heard it on the radio. Not sure which act of vandalism, but they are investigating to see if she is involved in other acts too.


13 posted on 02/22/2008 8:28:06 AM PST by twigs
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To: null and void; CholeraJoe

Ooo...ouch. Hermione looks cute, but the other two...not so much.


14 posted on 02/22/2008 8:31:57 AM PST by retrokitten ("Why don't you have a seat?" - Chris Hansen)
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To: Gman

They wouldn’t be the first unclean spirits to have a beef with Michael the Archangel.


15 posted on 02/22/2008 8:34:27 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: John Leland 1789

True.

One can’t help but wonder if a demon can be saved...


16 posted on 02/22/2008 8:43:27 AM PST by null and void (The less you know, the better Hillary looks.)
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To: Philly Nomad
Or they might be evangelicals.

Nope, Amish.

17 posted on 02/22/2008 8:48:47 AM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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Re: 3

Or they might be evangelicals. There was a spate of statue destructions in Brooklyn and the cops finally found out it was an evangelical who was taking the “Graven Images” a bit too seriously.

No, the 'evangelical' (you probably meant - 'fundamentalist') would never introduce themselves as 'demons'.
Also, I find it hard to believe that a 'fundamentalist' - although despising Graven images - would destroy someone else's property. But there are mentally ill people all over, of various stripes, - so who knows...

18 posted on 02/22/2008 8:52:09 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 2banana

Sounds like a hate crime.


19 posted on 02/22/2008 8:56:52 AM PST by mysterio
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To: John Leland 1789
They wouldn’t be the first unclean spirits to have a beef with Michael the Archangel.

You got THAT right!

20 posted on 02/22/2008 9:06:50 AM PST by Just Lori (There is nothing democrat-"ic" about democrats.)
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To: Just Lori

Funny thing about Knights of Columbus “ceremonial” swords. Yup, funny thing.


21 posted on 02/22/2008 9:28:24 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: 2banana

If these had been black churches, it would be all over the national news, and Sharpton and Jackson would be holding press conferences and blaming it on Bush.


22 posted on 02/22/2008 9:55:29 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: dadgum

Indeed. I’d volunteer to keep vigil. I’m within driving distance!


23 posted on 02/22/2008 9:59:49 AM PST by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: El Cid

Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Quaker, Mormon, whatever, it doesn’t matter, when they get to the Pearly Gates, St. Peter is going to say the exact same thing to all of them. Sorry, you should have rooted for St. Joe’s.


24 posted on 02/22/2008 10:13:33 AM PST by Philly Nomad
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To: KeepUSfree
Those aren't the big guns

This is the big gun "Can't I be a pointy stick ....or a cudgel"

25 posted on 02/22/2008 3:57:12 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Never say yer sorry, mister. It's a sign of weakness)
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To: retrokitten; null and void; Tijeras_Slim; Tax-chick

They got Hermione’s eye color wrong. It should be darker.


26 posted on 02/24/2008 7:26:39 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin'. You know what I mean.")
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To: 2banana

There are from Wake Forest.


27 posted on 02/24/2008 7:31:52 AM PST by ThomasThomas ( John McCain a true BLUE conservative)
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To: CholeraJoe

It looks like one eye is blue and one is brown.


28 posted on 02/24/2008 11:40:48 AM PST by Tax-chick (If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't shoot! It might be a lemur!)
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To: ThomasThomas
They are from Wake Forest.

LOL! You had me rechecking the article to see if I'd mistaken the state :-).

29 posted on 02/24/2008 11:43:16 AM PST by Tax-chick (If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't shoot! It might be a lemur!)
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To: Tax-chick

Hermione the Weimaraner?


30 posted on 02/25/2008 5:13:58 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin'. You know what I mean.")
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To: CholeraJoe

LOL!


31 posted on 02/25/2008 5:42:24 AM PST by Tax-chick (If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't shoot! It might be a lemur!)
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