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Diocese receives threat involving holy water
The Press of Atlantic City ^ | May 13, 2009 | By ELAINE ROSE, Staff Writer

Posted on 05/24/2009 8:53:24 AM PDT by mware

Catholic churches in southern New Jersey are taking extra precautions since the Diocese of Camden received a letter saying biological agents would be placed in holy-water fonts and ventilation systems, a diocesan spokesman said Tuesday.

The diocese received an anonymous letter last week threatening to put biological contaminants in Catholic churches in New Jersey, said Andrew Walton, a spokesman for the diocese. The letter, which was mailed May 1 and has a Bellmawr postmark, was received in the Camden office May 4 and opened May 5.

The letter has been turned over to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, which is investigating the incident, Walton said.

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KEYWORDS: biological; gays; holywater; homosexualagenda; letter; queers; terroristthreat; threat; threats; tm; ventilationsystems
Second week in a row that we have not been able to us the Holy Water at our parish.

Whoever issued the threat is going to find themselves in for some serious jail time.

1 posted on 05/24/2009 8:53:24 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware

More “tolerance” from the Gay Bolsheviks, no doubt.

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2 posted on 05/24/2009 8:58:26 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: mware

I went to Mass last night in Haddon Heights and didn’t notice any changes in the HW bowl.


3 posted on 05/24/2009 8:59:16 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: mware

Holy smokes!


4 posted on 05/24/2009 8:59:43 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Westbrook

They can’t be too hard core, or they would have done it without warning!


5 posted on 05/24/2009 9:02:49 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: mware

Sounds like a hate crime to me. Oh, wait a minute, normal people can’t be victims of hate crimes—only the perverted and racists of color can be victims.


6 posted on 05/24/2009 9:04:51 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: mick
Our monsignor mentioned the threat to us last week, but to be honest with you I did not even notice any newspaper articles until I looked it up after Mass today.

I do know that our bishop is in the process of consolidate the parishes in our diocese. I would hope that this would not be a factor but anything is possible.

7 posted on 05/24/2009 9:07:38 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Just publicizing the threat causes inconvenience and expense to the victims ,much like unfounded criminal accusations or the Democratic activists claims of ethics violations against Palin.
Anyone care to estimate how much productivity has been lost in the West because resources have been diverted to security measures,post 9/11? How many million man hour spent standing in lines to have your nail files taken and your feet inspected?


8 posted on 05/24/2009 9:09:35 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Dog Gone
Our priest says they are trying to sort out some way that we can use the Holy Water without worry of it being tampered with.

At least they have a clue in that the letter was sent from Belmar.

Weird thing is, (and I think it is why our parish particularly is not offering Holy Water) our parish priest has been assigned to a church in Belmar.

He is a wonderful priest from Malta, strong in faith and gives the best homilies I have ever heard.

9 posted on 05/24/2009 9:12:51 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

“Whoever issued the threat is going to find themselves in for some serious jail time.”

There’s a place a LOT worse than jail waiting for this guy. (Unless of course he repents)


10 posted on 05/24/2009 9:25:36 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: mware
The diocese received an anonymous letter last week threatening to put biological contaminants in Catholic churches in New Jersey, said Andrew Walton, a spokesman for the diocese. The letter, which was mailed May 1 and has a Bellmawr postmark, was received in the Camden office May 4 and opened May 5.

Ping to read later

11 posted on 05/24/2009 9:38:15 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Presbyterians often forget that John Knox had been a Sunday bowler.)
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To: Westbrook
More “tolerance” from the Gay Bolsheviks, no doubt.

That was my first thought.

12 posted on 05/24/2009 9:52:03 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Westbrook

Do you really think the Jesuits would be so bold?


14 posted on 05/24/2009 10:51:25 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: mware

Wait A Minute...How can Holy Water possibly get contaminated??? Did God lose His power???


15 posted on 05/24/2009 10:58:50 AM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Iscool

How do we know it was not Notre Dame’s president who issued the threat on Holy Water? It seems right up his ally to show hatred toward church doctrine.


16 posted on 05/24/2009 11:22:34 AM PDT by WaterBoard (Somewhere a Village is Missing it's Socialist.)
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To: mware

I wonder to what extent anti-Catholic films such as “Angels and Demons” encourage threats of this sort.


17 posted on 05/24/2009 11:29:10 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: Iscool
The threat was also to the ventilation systems of the churches.

There are cases where people attempted to poison holy men to no affect. I guess the diocese could not take the threat without precautions.Can you image if they had done something and the people had not been warned?

18 posted on 05/24/2009 12:59:42 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Morgana
OK, I am cracking up here.

That one's stolen.

(Is every other Amish guy named Stolzfus (or Yoder)?)

19 posted on 05/24/2009 3:58:55 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: mware
There's of course the incident of St. John the Divine and the poisoned cup.

Mark 16:18.

But of course also, Luke 4:12.

20 posted on 05/24/2009 4:08:16 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother
They attempted to poison the food at a dinner where St Anthony was eating. He blessed the food with is cross and the poison lost its power.

Kind of ironic because my parish is named after St Anthony of Padua.

22 posted on 05/24/2009 4:42:38 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Iscool

Is this your daily deposit of bliss or should we expect more gems of brilliance from you?


23 posted on 05/24/2009 4:47:53 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: mware
I have a special devotion to St. Anthony.


St. Anthony blesses the poisoned food.

Since St. Anthony also made the guy who stole the Psalter bring it back, maybe a novena to him is in order to catch this goon.

24 posted on 05/24/2009 5:10:20 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: mware

Good grief! It’s HOLY WATER.....NOTHING will be done to it.


25 posted on 05/24/2009 5:55:16 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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