After a vandal wrote “All Catholics are rapists” in black marker outside the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
Mary Guadagni was heartbroken last spring when she learned that the crucifix outside St. Athanasius Church had been vandalized. But on Sunday, a new crucifix was dedicated – signaling a fresh start for the parish.
The Oct. 10 vandalization of Denver’s cathedral basilica that resulted in satanic and other “hateful graffiti” being scrawled on its doors and at least one statue brought to 100 the number of incidents of arson, vandalism and other destruction that have taken place at Catholic sites across the United States since May 2020.
In the latest of vandalism attacks at churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn, a statue of St. Bernadette was found damaged outside St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church on August 17.
In the latest in a sudden rash of vandalism attacks at churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn, black spray-painted graffiti was found on the exterior of Immaculate Conception Church on June 8.
In what has emerged as the second act of vandalism in three days in the Diocese of Brooklyn, church officials are calling on the NYPD to increase its patrols around churches in Brooklyn and Queens in response to what they’re calling “a pattern of hate crimes against Catholics.”
The NYPD launched an investigation Wednesday into the vandalism of a statue that memorialized Polish priest and martyr, Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, who was murdered in 1984 due to his work within Poland’s Solidarity movement.
Lucy Moriarty, a second-grader at Good Shepherd Catholic Academy, wanted to do something when she heard a statue at Resurrection Roman Catholic Church was vandalized.
The Knights of Columbus has donated $10,000 to the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace in the wake of an act of vandalism in which a man toppled a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and threw it to the sidewalk.
Police are asking for the public’s help in catching the vandal who threw a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the ground outside the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace in Coney Island, Sept. 11.