The Target of Choice for Anti-Catholic Bigotry

As Christians, we need to recognize that racism is probably the most absolute negation of Jesus Christ’s message of love within our society. However, the attacks against churches can’t be dismissed as mere random occurrences, as they have been portrayed in the media. Catholics, may wonder what the vandals are trying to tell you when they tear down a statue of St. Junípero or even Jesus Christ.

U.S. Catholics Will Pause to Pray to Blessed Virgin Mary

Precisely at 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) Catholics all over the country will pause to pray to Mary and ask for her intercession in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Diocese of Brooklyn will be livestreaming the prayer on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BrooklynDiocese.

St. Gerard Majella’s Outdoor Prayer Garden Struck Third Time

After reportedly causing more than $10,000 worth of damage during two nighttime visits last week, the suspect returned to St. Gerard Majella, Hollis, on the night of Sept. 17 to try to damage the statue of the Blessed Mother that’s in the parish’s parking lot.

Outdoor Shrine at St. Gerard Majella Vandalized Twice

The Shrine Church of St. Gerard Majella, Hollis, was vandalized twice in one week in September, according to pastor Father JosephJude Gannon, who said he believes the same person was responsible for both acts.