Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 8, 2022 / 10:00 am
A Catholic organization says the Department of Justice is not doing enough to combat the recent incidents of vandalism at Catholic churches, and is calling for the department to beef up its investigation into the events.
“[In December] we alerted Attorney General Merrick Garland to the disturbing rash of attacks on Catholic symbols, shrines, statues and churches across the country and asked that the Department of Justice investigate,” said a Jan. 28 statement from Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote.
Burch was critical of what he believes to be the Biden administration’s priorities, including “investigating parents who simply want a say in their children’s education.”
“This raises serious concerns about the administration’s commitment to protecting the first amendment rights of all people of faith,” he said, noting that earlier in the week, a grotto at a parish in Northern Virginia was vandalized.