Vandalism at West Covina church investigated as possible hate crime

Using black spray paint, suspect defaced statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Christopher at St. Christopher Catholic Church

Police in West Covina are investigating graffiti that was sprayed on two church statues as a possible hate crime. Surveillance video shows someone in black clothing and a mask walking up to St. Christopher Catholic Church, at 629 S. Glendora Ave., just before 4 a.m. Saturday, according to Cpl. Rudy Lopez, spokesman for the West Covina Police Department. Using black spray … [Read more...]

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Bothered by Babies

California Catholic Daily exclusive: Pro-Life billboard vandalized in San Francisco

One of the most visible efforts against abortion in the country are the billboards sponsored by ProLife Across America. The billboard campaign, begun in 1989, presents a message of hope in cities and towns all across the country. Mary Ann Kuharski, President of ProLife Across America told CalCatholic: “Last year ProLife Across America sponsored over over 8750 Billboards in … [Read more...]

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Vandals target largest Catholic church in Los Angeles

Demonic symbols were painted on the doors, statues and signs

The following comes from a November 30 NBC4 story by Conan Nolan and Jason Kandel: Vandals targeted a Roman Catholic church in Lynwood, painting demonic symbols on the doors, statues and signs. The vandals struck overnight Saturday or early Sunday morning at St. Emydius Church, at 10900 California Ave. "It's unacceptable," said Lynwood Mayor Jose Luis Solache. "We will … [Read more...]

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Satanic remarks cover Catholic school

Students told not to come to classes after vandalism was discovered

The following comes from a June 16 NBC Los Angeles story by Irene Moore and Kim Baldonado: Catholic schoolchildren at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Covina were told not to come to school Tuesday, just days before the end of the school year, after someone vandalized their campus. School employees were met with graffiti-covered walls outside several classrooms. … [Read more...]

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Statue of Jesus Christ stolen from Castro Valley church

Church isn't looking for retribution, just wants crucifix back

The following comes from a May 27 Castro Valley Patch article by Autumn Johnson: A Castro Valley Catholic church is hoping the people responsible for taking a life-sized bronze statue of Jesus Christ from the church grounds last week will return it. The statue stood outside the Church of the Transfiguration, located at 400 E. Castro Valley Blvd., for nine years before it was … [Read more...]

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They’ve been busy

The following is from a May 29 story in the Martinez Gazette. Acts of vandalism are on the rise at St. Catherine of Siena Cemetery. Hikers in nearby Rankin Park notified Martinez Police last week that evidence of vandalism could be seen from outside the fence surrounding the cemetery. Police investigation revealed that several crypts had been broken into, in some cases … [Read more...]

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The true evil

Santa Cruz church defaced, Serra baptismal font broken The following excerpt comes from a May 8 story on SFGate.com Vandals defaced a landmark Santa Cruz church early Sunday, scrawling phrases in spray paint on its walls and breaking a historic baptismal font in its garden, church officials said. Staffers at Holy Cross Catholic Church on High Street just north of … [Read more...]

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