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Religious Statues Vandalized At 2 Churches In Vineland
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Posted on 01/25/2014 10:45:45 AM PST by Morgana

VINELAND, NJ (CBS) — Police in Vineland are searching for the suspects who vandalized statues outside two churches overnight.

According to the Vineland Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Sacred Heart Church at 922 E Landis Avenue for reported criminal mischief. An investigation revealed that sometime during the night, the suspects had vandalized several religious statues on church property.

The vandals hacked off the head of a statue of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the vandals also chopped a statue of Joseph in half.

A few hours later, officers were dispatched to St. Francis of Assisi Church at 23 W Chestnut Avenue for the same incident. A subsequent investigation revealed statues at this church had been damaged in the same manner as the ones at Sacred Heart.

(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: catholic; newjersey; nj; vandals

1 posted on 01/25/2014 10:45:45 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

The vandals must have been listening to Cuomo. “Drive out those hateful, homophobic Catholics, and if you can’t drive ‘em out, vandalize their churches!” THEY ARE NOT WELCOME HERE!!!


2 posted on 01/25/2014 10:49:45 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Morgana

Hmmm...chopped off the head of Mary.

Moslems involved?

969.


3 posted on 01/25/2014 10:51:41 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Morgana

This should be on national news.


4 posted on 01/25/2014 10:54:43 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Morgana

The Communist version of Kristal Knacht?

(Hitler, Stalin, shmallin?.....same thing.)

IMHO


5 posted on 01/25/2014 10:55:11 AM PST by ripley
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To: Morgana

They can try and stomp out the name of Jesus any way they choose Praise God He will still live on.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 11:42:29 AM PST by easternsky
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To: Morgana

There’s a few prime suspects right here on free republic that I won’t name ..I wonder if any of them live in Cumberland county?


7 posted on 01/25/2014 11:58:35 AM PST by Paddyboy (Roma Omnia Vincit)
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To: Paddyboy; Alex Murphy; metmom
There’s a few prime suspects right here on free republic that I won’t name

My alibi is solid.

BTW, this is child's play compared to what the Roman catholic Church did to my Huguenots family.

8 posted on 01/25/2014 12:05:01 PM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
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To: Gamecock

Do you actually think your Huguenots were killed by the RC church? I think it is more likely the French government.

It’s like saying the English Catholics [like Thomas More and Bishop John Fisher] were killed by Protestants during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, when it was by the English royal government in the name of religion.

Keeping these stories alive by harping back to admitted atrocities from many centuries ago, is not helpful.

By-the-way, the reference to the new Kristalnacht in not too far-fetched here. It Christian denominations do not stand together, we will all perish together.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 12:20:25 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop

“By-the-way, the reference to the new Kristalnacht in not too far-fetched here. It Christian denominations do not stand together, we will all perish together.”

Bingo.


10 posted on 01/25/2014 12:23:10 PM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: Gumdrop
I think it is more likely the French government.

Wrong.

11 posted on 01/25/2014 12:33:47 PM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
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To: Mortrey

Them or the Puritans are loose again.

Either way.


12 posted on 01/25/2014 12:40:19 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Gamecock

Heh, It’s too stinkin’ cold to go out.

The only place I’d be going that’s warmer than NY is FL.


13 posted on 01/25/2014 1:23:12 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Paddyboy

“There’s a few prime suspects right here on free republic that I won’t name “

Those same prime suspects would have the nerve to invite us to their protestant church too.


14 posted on 01/25/2014 1:52:05 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Not surprised at all


15 posted on 01/25/2014 2:45:14 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

I’m not only surprised but I expect more in the future.


16 posted on 01/25/2014 2:50:20 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: wonkowasright

Here’s the background - and not from a Catholic site. Sounds mostly political to me.

http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1501-1600/huguenots-driven-out-of-france-11630022.html


17 posted on 01/25/2014 4:51:57 PM PST by jgpatl (What was right is now wrong. What was wrong is now right.)
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To: Morgana

These situations tend to involve males in their teens/early 20s, alcohol and/or drugs, and stratospheric levels of stupidity. I wonder if there were references to “Satin.”


18 posted on 01/26/2014 4:12:51 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm not interested in the sporting event.)
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To: Paddyboy
There’s a few prime suspects right here on free republic that I won’t name ..I wonder if any of them live in Cumberland county?


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19 posted on 01/27/2014 6:29:13 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Morgana; Gamecock
Those same prime suspects would have the nerve to invite us to their protestant church too.

Is someone planning on busting up a "protestant church" in protest?
Traditional Catholic Reacts to Blasphemous Poster of Our Lady by Destroying It-Was It Right Thing..

20 posted on 01/27/2014 6:36:44 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Paddyboy

Really?

Your statement says more about you than these “mysterious” FReepers you’re so quick to accuse...


21 posted on 01/27/2014 6:58:28 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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