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Posted on 04/19/2011 10:38:43 AM PDT by GonzoII
Suspicious fire destroys Hacienda Heights church, latest in series of crimes against Catholic parishes in CA
Investigators suspect arson in a fire that destroyed St. John Vianney Church in Hacienda Heights over the weekend.
The fire, which began shortly after midnight on Saturday, left only a burned out shell where the 5000-member parishs sanctuary once stood.
The arson at St. John Vianney Church is the latest in a string of crimes against Catholic institutions across California. In January, a vandal spray-painted the words Kill the Cathlics on the walls of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Anaheim and St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Irvine.
In November 2010, Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland was victimized by criminals for the fourth time since 2007. Thieves broke into the parish office and stole more than $2000. Just days before Christmas 2009, vandals knocked over and smashed into pieces a 60-year-old statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In October 2010, someone burglarized the rectory at St. Stanislaus Church in Modesto..... The vandal or vandals knocked down four statutes of the Blessed Virgin and desecrated the sanctuary.
In late May 2010, vandals broke into and ransacked St. Rose of Lima parish school in Maywood. They scrawled 666 on walls and drove a knife into the face of a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe
In April 2009, .. a vandal or vandals decapitated a statue of the Blessed Virgin outside Santa Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica.
In late October of 2008, a ciborium containing consecrated hosts was removed from a locked tabernacle and stolen during a burglary at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Watsonville.
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No network news coverage.
If this were a Mosque... Be front page on EVERY paper in the country.
“Right wing extremists believed to be behind terrorist attacks...”
here = hear
I'd bet the gay mafia.
Done did it!
Good post. Will wait to see who was responsible. It is an evil act none the less.
I pray it’s not part of a bigger problem:
Thank you very much!
These reptiles also vandalized St. Gregory’s in Whittier Ca. a few years back desecrating the tabernacle.
They graffittied St. Cyprian’s in Long Beach, Ca. and beat up an 80 year old nun who went out to stop their vandalism.
At St. Bernard’s in Bellflower, they broke windows.
Where’s the calls of “hate crime” from the left? One can plainly see how anti-Catholic the media are, they don’t even have to lift a finger.
Evil only defends itself when confronted. Who’s toes has the Catholic Church steped on in California?
The Prop 8 gang.
Bing, Bing, Bing! We have a winner!
Ironic how intolerant the “tolerant” are of ideas that do not match their own. Jokes on them, we will all have to face our maker...even those who don’t believe in Him.