Boston, Mass., Apr 3, 2023 / 15:30 pm
The pastor of a Catholic church in Syracuse, Nebraska, was shocked when he discovered Saturday morning that the altar had been tipped over, a statue desecrated, and several other objects damaged.
“Somehow, in the Lord’s providence, this was allowed,” Father Ryan Salisbury, pastor of St. Paulinus Catholic Church, told CNA April 3.
“It happened in Our Lord’s own Holy Week. His own journey was marked by injustice, by brokenness, and by damage done to his own body, and that was allowed to happen here in Syracuse in some ways,” he added.
A Sacred Heart of Jesus statue was broken beyond repair and candlesticks were damaged as well as the altar stone. The damage amounted to $5,000, he said. The tabernacle and the Eucharist remained untouched.