Church Persecuted June 19, 2022

Two weeks ago, we focused on the vandalism and theft of a 19th century tabernacle and the desecration of consecrated hosts at a church in Brooklyn in late May. This is not an isolated incident, but a continuing trend of Catholic Church attacks since the U.S. Supreme Court leak of the draft abortion decision. Here’s a rundown of other recent events:

Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in LA was disrupted on May 8 by female protestors dressed in red gowns and large white hats shouting slogans.

St. John XXIII parish in Fort Collins, CO was smeared with graffiti on May 7 with pro-abortion slogans. The same slogans appeared at Sacred Heart Parish in Boulder a few days prior.

On May 7, the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan, NY had protesters disrupt their monthly pro-life procession from the church to a nearby Planned Parenthood clinic. The pastor of the parish has received numerous threats to bomb the church or burn it down.

The tabernacle at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, Texas was stolen on May 9.

Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston had “Pro-choice is pro-life” sprayed on it on May 8.

These are only attacks on Catholic institutions, the citation below also contains several attacks or protests at pro-life pregnancy resource centers, right-to-life offices, and Supreme Court justices’ homes.

(see May 10, 2022 “Catholics under attack: Incidents since SCOTUS draft abortion decision, by state.”)

Section I. Father De Celles: Religious Liberty

Section II. Special Column

Section III. Chronology of Attacks on Catholic Church Facilities and Statues

Section IV. Previous Church Persecuted Columns and Various Religious Liberty Articles