St. Louis, Mo., Oct 3, 2023 / 17:55 pm
A pro-life display at a St. Louis-area Catholic parish was defaced with red paint sometime between Oct. 2-3.
Parishioners attending daily Mass Tuesday morning discovered the display — which consisted of a cluster of white crosses and a white banner facing the street reading “Pray to End Abortion” — with red spray paint all over the crosses and the words “Pro-life is a lie, you don’t care if people die” scrawled on the banner.
The display was on the grounds of St. Paul Catholic Church, a large parish with a school located in the suburb of Fenton, about 20 minutes outside of St. Louis. St. Paul, along with numerous other parishes around the archdiocese, held a public pro-life prayer service Oct. 1 in honor of Respect Life Month.
Father John Nickolai, St. Paul’s pastor, told CNA that there appears to be no permanent damage to the church or school property.