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Utah parish repeatedly vandalized

August 28, 2013

For the past two years, a parish near Salt Lake City has suffered repeated vandalism that has ranged from theft to urination in chalices, according to Catholic News Service.

In the most recent incident of vandalism, a statue was smashed, and “the holy water fonts were filled with beer, which was also over the floor outside the sacristy where the computer that runs the bells was smashed on the floor,” Father Christopher Gray of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Magna recounted in the Intermountain Catholic.

“Glass things from the sacristy, including the cruets, were smashed on the floor. The tabernacle key was not in its place in the sacristy, nor was it amid the broken glass and plaster elsewhere in the church. All the wine was gone.”


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