10 relics have disappeared from St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Naples, Florida, a CBS affiliate, WINK, reported. The relics include include a piece of Christ’s cross, a piece of St. Joseph’s clothing, a piece of the Virgin Mary’s veil, and bone fragments from multiple saints.
While the local sheriff’s office said that they cannot verify whether the items were stolen or lost, the church believes it is unlikely that someone misplaced them.
May 17, 2022: New York
Vandals beheaded and smashed statues in an Our Lady of Fatima Grotto at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in New York City, according to a media advisory from the Archdiocese of New York.
May 9, 2022: Texas
In Katy, Texas, a Catholic priest said that someone attempted to desecrate the Eucharist at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. A local Fox affiliate reported Father Peter Damian Harris, pastor at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston, talking about the incident on May 9.
May 8, 2022: California, Texas, Washington
Female protesters disrupted Mass just before Communion at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California. The women, dressed in red gowns and large white hats, began shouting and unfurled a banner before being escorted from the church.
In Katy, Texas, another tabernacle was stolen overnight from St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church on May 8. While an arrest was made in connection with the theft, the tabernacle remains missing.
Also in Texas, graffiti reading “Pro-choice is pro-life” was spray-painted on the front and side doors of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston.
In Washington state, Post Millenial reporter Kate Daviscourt captured on video protesters laying on the steps of St. James Cathedral in Seattle with fake blood on them to mimic coat hanger abortions during Mass. The incident involved a heated confrontation between a security guard and protesters, also captured in a video posted online by The Post Millennial.
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May 7, 2022: Colorado, New York
St. John XXIII parish in Fort Collins, Colorado, was tagged with graffiti on May 7, according to police. Messages including “My Body My Choice” and a symbol that appears to be an “A” signifying “anarchy” were written on the church. Some of the churche’s exterior glass panels were also broken.
In New York City, pro-abortion demonstrators rallied outside Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan. The protest disrupted a monthly pro-life procession from the church to the local Planned Parenthood. Among other things, a Franciscan friar was heckled, and a woman dressed in a stuffed bathing suit danced in front of the church while pretending to abort baby dolls.
The church’s pastor, Father Brian Graebe, later told Fox News, “We have received a number of threats to bomb the church, burn it down.”
May 3, 2022: Colorado
Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, in Boulder, Colorado, was defaced with pro-abortion slogans, including “My Body, My Choice,” marking the second time in less than a year that the parish has been targeted with graffiti of this sort.