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The Los Angeles Dodgers are giving an award to a group of gay and transgender drag performers who mock the Catholic faith.

Here’s what the bishops are saying about the Dodgers honoring an anti-Catholic group

Jun 9, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Dodgers will be honoring the L.A. chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with a “Community Hero Award” before... Read more

A member of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence marches with LGBTQ+ activists during the Los Angeles LGBT Center's "Drag March LA: The March on Santa Monica Boulevard," in West Hollywood, California, on Easter Sunday April 9, 2023.

LA Dodgers reverse course, will honor anti-Catholic drag group at Pride Night game

May 23, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

“A full apology and explanation was given to us by the Dodgers staff which we accept,” the Sisters of Perpetual... Read more

Raphael, “St. Michael Vanquishing Satan,” 1518

‘Hands off my statue’: How this French group hopes to save St. Michael the Archangel

Oct 11, 2022

By Solène Tadié

The recent decision of a French Court of Appeal to confirm the removal of a statue of St. Michael the... Read more

The European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

European Parliament condemns growing repression of Catholic Church in Nicaragua, calls for release of bishop

Sep 16, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The resolution, passed Sept. 15, criticized the arbitrary “arrest of Bishop Rolando Álvarez” and called “for his and others’ immediate... Read more

Father Fred Close, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., blesses St. Anthony students after a blessing of the statue.

Man arrested for burglary, property destruction at Catholic school in DC

Aug 18, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Police have arrested and charged the man believed to have vandalized St. Anthony School in Washington, D.C., last week, Read more

Fire destroys St. Jean Baptiste parish in Morinville, June 30, 2021.

Don’t ignore Canada’s spike in anti-Catholic hate crimes, watchdog says

Aug 5, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics in Canada suffered the largest spike in religion-based hate crimes last year, and government officials must take action in... Read more

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 López 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