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Connecticut parish defaced with anarchist, satanic symbols

July 17, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: “This follows an apparent trend of desecrating Catholic spaces throughout the nation, as evidenced by incidents in Chattanooga, Queens, Boston, Sacramento, and Ocala,” the Archdiocese of Hartford said following the vandalism at St. Joseph’s Church in New Haven. “ The underlying motive of these sacrilegious attacks is clear: to intimidate and instill fear in the hearts of those who worship Christ ... We remain unafraid and resolute in our faith, and we will pray for a conversion of the hearts of those who wish to terrorize us.”

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Jul. 20, 2020 1:18 AM ET USA

    These incidents are all hate crimes. Your suggestion that parishioners may have to guard their church again is a fine idea but what is the "how" part particularly when a mob shows up. Calling 911 is great but probably take too long before major damage is done. Mob defined as more than two. What are your thoughts?