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...]

Vandals hack down cross above religious retreat

25-foot cross has been at the site since 1975

The following comes from a March 31 Press Enterprise article by Patrick O’Neill: A vandal cut down a cross at a Christian retreat center in Riverside, prompting religious leaders to call it a hate crime. About 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, a neighbor called the Divine Word Retreat Center, near La Sierra and Cypress avenues, wondering if gusting winds and rain the night … [Read more...]

Vandals deface Santa Cruz Mission

This marks the fourth attack on a California mission since Junipero Serra's canonization

The following comes from a November 3 Breitbart article by William Bigelow: Salinas, CA - On Monday morning, red paint was found splattered on the door of the Santa Cruz Mission, with graffiti accusing Father Junipero Serra of genocide painted on the walls. One young student at the school at the mission, Eli Moody, 8, told KSBW, “When we got to school everyone was talking … [Read more...]

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...]