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Photo taken from surveillance footage shows suspect (center) with two other individuals just prior to a vandalism incident at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Florida, on Feb. 23, 2022.

Satanic, vulgar markings deface Holy Family statutes, suspects shown on video

Mar 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The vandalism at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Florida, is just one of many such incidents that have occurred... Read more

Removal of the remains of statues destroyed at the grotto of Nativity parish in Burke, Va., Jan. 25, 2022.

Grotto vandalized at parish in Northern Virginia

Jan 27, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Police are investigating after a grotto at a Catholic parish in Burke, Virginia was vandalized Tuesday evening. Read more

Vandalism on a door of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., Oct. 10, 2021.

Alleged vandal faces hate crime charge after major damage to Denver's Catholic cathedral

Jan 13, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A 26-year-old woman has turned herself in on two charges related to some $10,000 in vandalism damage to Denver’s Cathedral... Read more

The flag of India.

Catholic school in India attacked by Hindu mob over alleged conversions

Dec 9, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A missionary Catholic school in central India was attacked by a mob of Hindu activists on Monday, despite the school... Read more

Vandalism on a door of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., Oct. 10, 2021.

Denver archbishop, writing in Washington Post, decries vandalism of Catholic property

Nov 19, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Incidents include graffiti sprayed on church walls, Catholic statues beheaded or smashed, gravestones desecrated with swastikas, and arson. Read more

Madeline Ann Cramer (r) Cramer interrupting Mass at St. Frances Cabrini in Littleton, Colo., Oct. 10, 2021.

Police identify suspect in Denver cathedral vandalism

Nov 3, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Metro Denver Police announced Nov. 2 that the individual who vandalized the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Oct.10 is... Read more

Red paint is splashed on the cathedral of Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Members of Mujeres Creando.

Bolivian lay council repudiates attacks on the Church, demands government restoration of order

Nov 3, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The president of the Jurisdictional Council of Laity of the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia, Abdel... Read more

Vandalism on a door of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., Oct. 10, 2021.

Denver cathedral vandalized with anti-Catholic slogans 

Oct 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver was spray-painted with anti-Catholic slogans on Sunday, the latest in... Read more

Vandalism at Sacred Heart of Mary parish in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 29, 2021.

Colorado parish church vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti

Sep 29, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic parish in Boulder, Colorado, with a memorial to aborted babies on its front lawn was desecrated with pro-abortion... Read more

Armin Laschet, now the leader of the Christian Democratic Union, speaks at the party headquarters in Berlin, Jan. 11, 2017. Credit: photocosmos1/Shutterstock.

German Social Democrats attack Catholic faith of potential Angela Merkel successor's aide

Aug 11, 2021

By AC Wimmer

An anti-Catholic video targeting the election campaign of a potential successor to Angela Merkel has drawn criticism from bishops and... Read more

Remains of the statues vandalized at Our Lady of Mercy parish in New York City, July17, 2021. Credit: Diocese of Brooklyn.

Knights of Columbus fundraise to replace vandalized statues at NYC parish

Jul 30, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A Knights of Columbus fundraiser for the replacement of vandalized statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Therese of... Read more

Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio. Credit: Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock.

Cathedral in Ohio vandalized with message 'Jesus is Black'

Jan 19, 2021

Police in Toledo, Ohio are investigating a suspected arson attack on Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral... Read more

Attacker of religious sister arrested amid spate of anti-Catholicism in Austria

Nov 2, 2020

After a Catholic religious sister was attacked on a bus in Austria, police have arrested a 19-year-old Afghan, according to... Read more

An exhibit at the Special Collections Department at the Catholic University of America.

A history of anti-Catholicism: Telling the story of the Church in America

Oct 28, 2020

By Matt Hadro

From political smears against Al Smith, to the papers of a Massachusetts convent torched by mobs, the Catholic University of America's Special Collections... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

Miami archbishop blasts 'handmaiden' criticism of Amy Coney Barrett

Oct 8, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee responded Thursday to the ongoing scrutiny of Supreme Court nominee Amy... Read more

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Democratic US Senator opposes Amy Coney Barrett confirmation over IVF

Oct 7, 2020

A US Senator on Friday sent a letter to her colleagues urging them to vote against the confirmation of Amy... Read more

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, 2014.

Senators reject claim Amy Coney Barrett 'too Christian' for Supreme Court

Oct 7, 2020

Senators on Wednesday decried attacks on Catholic Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs.  Read more

Amy Coney Barrett at a September 2017 hearing for Appeals Court nominees in the Senate.

Amy Coney Barrett and 'building the Kingdom of God'

Sep 23, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been the subject of renewed criticism regarding her Catholic faith, following reports that she is... Read more

Statue of Christ damaged in St. Patrick's Cathedral, El Paso.

El Paso cathedral suffers vandalism attack

Sep 16, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

A vandal destroyed a statue of Jesus at St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, the latest in an... Read more

Young French Catholics attend a vigil organized by Protège ton église. Courtesy photo.

Attacks on French churches back to ‘normal’ level after lockdown, say young Catholics

Sep 8, 2020

Attacks on churches in France are back to their “normal” level following a nationwide lockdown, according to an organization led... Read more