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Vandalized statue of Mary, St. Adalbert parish, Queens, New York

Parish fundraises to repair vandalized Marian statue

A parish in Queens, New York is raising funds to repair its statue of Mary, which was found knocked over... Read more

A statue of the infant Jesus was found decapitated outside the diocesan administrative offices in Brooklyn

Brooklyn diocese requests greater police presence outside churches, after acts of vandalism

The Diocese of Brooklyn is requesting increased police presence after two incidents of vandalism in three days at church properties.  Read more

The toppled crucifix display at St. Athanasius

Crucifixion display vandalized at New York church

A crucifixion display at a church in the Brooklyn diocese was vandalized last week in what is being investigated as... Read more

Rhode Island statue of Jesus vandalized

A statue of Jesus was vandalized this past weekend at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Read more

A statue of Christ at St. Charles Borromeo parish in Waltham, Mass., that was vandalized May 2-3, 2021.

Christ statue at Massachusetts church vandalized

During the night of May 2-3 a statue of Christ at a Massachusetts parish was decapitated. Read more

Fr. Vito Di Marzio, pastor of St. Elisabeth of Hungary parish, prays in front of the defaced mural

Man takes sledgehammer to Marian mural in Los Angeles archdiocese

A masked man bashed a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a sledgehammer last week, at a parish in... Read more

Statue outside Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland, California

Two parishes in the Sacramento diocese vandalized 

Two parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento suffered similar acts of vandalism in the past two weeks.  Read more

Cathedral of St. Mary, Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo diocese investigating vandalism outside cathedral

The Diocese of Fargo and the Fargo Police Department are investigating an incident of vandalism outside the cathedral last weekend. Read more

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Knights of Columbus remove satanic graffiti from outside D.C. church

A D.C. Knights of Columbus chapter removed satanic graffiti from outside a parish on Capitol Hill this past Saturday.   Read more

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Philadelphia archdiocese warning parishes about series of thefts

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is warning its parishes to remain alert after a man was arrested for stealing from a... Read more

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

Cathedral in Ohio vandalized with message 'Jesus is Black'

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

New statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Church of Our Lady of Solace. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Coney Island parish replaces vandalized Mary statue

The Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, last weekend unveiled a new statue of the Blessed Mother, after a previous statue... Read more

Christ the King Church, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Swedish parish holds day of penance and fasting after church vandalism

Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden, is holding a day of penance and fasting Friday in reparation for the... Read more

Sacred Heart parish in Brewster, Wash., which suffered some fire damage in an apparent arson attack, Nov. 15, 2020. Photo courtesy Brewster Parroquia Sagrado Corazon.

Two churches in Washington state burn in apparent arson attacks

Two church buildings— one Baptist, one Catholic— were damaged by fires in apparent arson attacks Sunday morning in Brewster, a... Read more

The aftermath of a fire at the Parish of St. Paul in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, July 4, 2020.

More than 500 hate crimes against Europe’s Christians recorded in 2019

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has published data documenting more than 500 hate crimes against Christians in... Read more

The vandalized altar of Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Pastor of Swedish Catholic church: vandal wanted to 'create an eternal Good Friday'

The altar of Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden was vandalized on Friday, Nov. 13, in an act that... Read more

St. Mary of Perpetual Help-All Saints-St. Anthony Parish.

Chicago parish, Mary statue tagged with graffiti

A historic Chicago parish was tagged with graffiti over the weekend, and a statue of the Virgin Mary on the... Read more

Scene in front of the Mark Hatfield Justice Center in Portland, Oregon on November 4, 2020.

Portland rioters damage Catholic church known for outreach to the poor 

A Catholic church in downtown Portland, Oregon - known for helping the area’s poor - suffered shattered windows during a... Read more

Father Kyle Faller leads prayers at the site of a destroyed statue of St. Junipero Serra on Oct. 13, 2020.

California Catholics pray, protest at destroyed St. Junipero Serra statue

Catholics in California rallied in a peaceful demonstration Tuesday evening at the former site of a statue of St. Junipero... Read more

The door of St. Peter's Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon, Ca.

US bishops call for more security funding after wave of church attacks

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami joined other religious leaders in a letter to congressional leaders on Monday, asking for quadrupled... Read more