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Police seek leads in hate crime at Maywood Catholic Church
Los Angeles Times ^ | 5-24-10 | Robert J. Lopez

Posted on 05/25/2010 8:28:29 AM PDT by mlizzy

Virgin Mary VandalizedVandals ransacked a Catholic Church in Maywood on Monday in an incident that police are classifying as a hate crime.

The vandals broke into the Santa Rosa de Lima Church, where they defecated in an auditorium, scrawled "666" in the kitchen and stuck a knife in a painting of the Virgin Mary, the Maywood-Cudahy Police Department said.

"The vandalism was of a heinous nature, and in fact, consistent with a hate crime," the department said in a news release.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: anticatholicism; california; catholic; crime; mary; vandalism
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 562-5005.
1 posted on 05/25/2010 8:28:29 AM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

Sick little mutants.


2 posted on 05/25/2010 8:30:10 AM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: mlizzy

Can’t find photos that were on FOX News just now, but the “defecation” was unreal. It looked like a dog park gone wild ...


3 posted on 05/25/2010 8:30:48 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy
But, but...this is a Christian church?

Can't be a "hate crime", then, by definition.

Or did I miss something?

4 posted on 05/25/2010 8:31:13 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: rbosque; mlizzy

Almost every crime is a hate crime. I never heard of someone committing a crime because the criminal liked the victim.


5 posted on 05/25/2010 8:31:56 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: thulldud; mlizzy
Can't be a "hate crime", then, by definition.

Actually, it's a Catholic Church...so that makes this redecorating OK...highly encouraged, even.

6 posted on 05/25/2010 8:33:06 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: mlizzy
...where they defecated in an auditorium,...

Guess they never heard of DNA testing.

7 posted on 05/25/2010 8:33:43 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: PhilCollins
Almost every crime is a hate crime. I never heard of someone committing a crime because the criminal liked the victim.
Auto theft is a crime that isn't necessarily directly toward hating or disliking the victim.
8 posted on 05/25/2010 8:34:00 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

Someone’s going to hell.


9 posted on 05/25/2010 8:35:37 AM PDT by doodad
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To: markomalley
Actually, it's a Catholic Church...so that makes this redecorating OK...highly encouraged, even.

Right, the knife makes it "Art". All the perps need now is a Federal grant.

10 posted on 05/25/2010 8:37:06 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: mlizzy

Soon...coming to a church near you. Thanks, obama, for creating a climate of love and tolerance.


11 posted on 05/25/2010 8:38:00 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: markomalley

They were probably just trying to keep people from idolizing Mary.


12 posted on 05/25/2010 8:39:34 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: mlizzy
"The vandals broke into the Santa Rosa de Lima Church, where they defecated in an auditorium, scrawled "666" in the kitchen and stuck a knife in a painting of the Virgin Mary, the Maywood-Cudahy Police Department said."

I can't imagine what it would be like to stand before Jesus Christ at the moment of my death having had done this to to an image of His beloved mother. If this isn't a satanic attack then nothing is.

13 posted on 05/25/2010 8:41:39 AM PDT by jiminycricket000
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To: PhilCollins

shall I start pinging you to the naughty naughty teacher threads????


14 posted on 05/25/2010 8:42:45 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Judith Anne
They were probably just trying to keep people from idolizing Mary.

Exactly. So they should be, therefore, praised.

15 posted on 05/25/2010 8:45:38 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: mlizzy
"Auto theft is a crime that isn't necessarily directly toward hating or disliking the victim."

Perhaps, but there are few acts of violence or destruction of property done by people who don't hate their victims. I think the point the other poster made, if I may speak for them, is that many crimes are committed through hatred for the victim, therefore "hate crimes" are redundant, and are nothing but big gummint way of protecting some people more than others by hanging a second crime, "hate", around the necks of the perpetrator in a court of law. Who ever hurt another human being, or destroyed their property, through an act of love?

17 posted on 05/25/2010 8:49:35 AM PDT by jiminycricket000
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To: markomalley

Think of the souls they saved.


18 posted on 05/25/2010 8:51:35 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Judith Anne
Think of the souls they saved.

Absolutely.

19 posted on 05/25/2010 8:52:41 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: mlizzy
Click to view video.
Click video to view.
20 posted on 05/25/2010 8:54:09 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I don’t know. I’ve never heard of that thread. I’ll look for some of them.


21 posted on 05/25/2010 9:04:04 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

there’s crime, for sure; and whereas there might not be love, there sure ain’t hate...


22 posted on 05/25/2010 9:06:12 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: jiminycricket000
I can't imagine what it would be like to stand before Jesus Christ at the moment of my death having had done this to to an image of His beloved mother. If this isn't a satanic attack then nothing is.
Satanic indeed! I've read that Christ sends no one to hell, they send themselves, so my thinking is they never even see Jesus upon death [providing they didn't repent] ...
23 posted on 05/25/2010 9:10:39 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

Bishop Fulton J. SheenIf I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hates. My reason for doing this would be, that if Christ is in any one of the churches of the world today, He must still be hated as He was when He was on earth in the flesh. If you would find Christ today, then find the Church that does not get along with the world. Look for the Church that is hated by the world, as Christ was hated by the world. Look for the Church which is accused of being behind the times, as Our Lord was accused of being ignorant and never having learned. Look for the Church which men sneer at as socially inferior, as they sneered at Our Lord because He came from Nazareth. Look for the Church which is accused of having a devil, as Our Lord was accused of being possessed by Beelzebub, the Prince of Devils. Look for the Church which, in seasons of bigotry, men say must be destroyed in the name of God as men crucified Christ and thought they had done a service to God. Look for the Church which the world rejects because it claims it is infallible, as Pilate rejected Christ because He called Himself the Truth. Look for the Church which is rejected by the world as Our Lord was rejected by men. Look for the Church which amid the confusion of conflicting opinions, its members love as they love Christ, and respect its Voice as the very voice of its Founder, and the suspicion will grow, that if the Church is unpopular with the spirit of the world, then it is unworldly, and if it is unworldly, it is other-worldly. Since it is other-worldly it is infinitely loved and infinitely hated as was Christ Himself. But only that which is Divine can be infinitely hated and infinitely loved. Therefore the Church is Divine.

24 posted on 05/25/2010 9:12:59 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

Very good! I’m assuming that was from Archbishop Sheen ...


25 posted on 05/25/2010 9:18:15 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

It was.


26 posted on 05/25/2010 9:37:08 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: mlizzy

Wow..this is horriable.


28 posted on 05/25/2010 3:42:15 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: mlizzy

My Goodness!!!!!!!!!!!


29 posted on 05/25/2010 3:46:47 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: mlizzy

Strange..we were just taking about this. Maybe it was God’s way of telling us He needed prayers.


30 posted on 05/25/2010 3:49:01 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: Irisshlass
Wow..this is horriable.
Yes, we were just talking about this. The red-capes strike, eh?!!
31 posted on 05/25/2010 4:21:42 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

We can add this in our 3:30 beads, protection of the Churches and the Eucharist.


32 posted on 05/25/2010 5:39:59 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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