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Queen of Peace Catholic Church after a fire July 11.

Anti-Catholic attacks merit national media scrutiny, Irish-American group says

National news media cannot ignore intolerance against Catholics, the Ancient Order of Hibernians has said, citing recent attacks on Catholic... Read more

In Montana, man tears down Ten Commandments monument at county courthouse grounds

A man has been arrested for allegedly tearing down a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of a county courthouse... Read more

The Poolse Maria Kapel (Polish Mary Chapel) in Breda, the Netherlands.

Vandals deface image of Poland’s Black Madonna in Dutch city

The mayor of a Dutch town has condemned vandals who defaced an image of Our Lady of Częstochowa and daubed... Read more

Bellarmine University.

Report: Vandals on Catholic campus target pro-life community

Recent vandalism on the Catholic campus of Bellarmine University reportedly targeted the school’s pro-life community, destroying a “Cemetery of Innocents”... Read more

Fouad Twal, then-Patriarch of Jerusalem, inspects damage to the Church of the Multiplication from the June 18, 2015 arson attack.

Israeli extremist sentenced for arson attack on Holy Land church

An arson attack on the church complex at the site of Christ’s multiplication of loaves and fish on the Sea... Read more

Amid nationwide controversy, St Junipero Serra statue vandalized in L.A.

A statue of St. Junipero Serra in a Los Angeles public park appeared to have been vandalized last week in... Read more

Satanic attack on relic of Christ found at Spain monastery

Police are investigating a case of vandalism with satanic messages at a Spanish monastery, which took place on a reliquary... Read more

Pranks against a Catholic high school crossed the line, parents say

Parents are outraged after religious pranks at a football game in Arizona included vandalism of a statue of Mary and... Read more

Missionaries of Charity.

Eucharist desecrated, Missionaries of Charity assaulted in Argentina

The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week,... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Over 200 consecrated hosts stolen, desecrated in Spain art exhibit

Critics of Pamplona’s city council say it deliberately attacked Catholics and broke Spanish law by using city property to display... Read more

A firefighter surveys the devastation following an arson attack on the Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha, Israel, June 18, 2015.

Catholics in Holy Land aggrieved by arson attack on monastery in Israel

Catholic leaders have been joined by Israeli leaders in their concerned reaction to Thursday's attack on a church located on... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

After theft, Argentines donate prized possessions, wedding rings for new monstrance

Large numbers of the faithful are donating gold and silver belongings to forge a new monstrance after a theft in... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Amid string of break-ins, Bishop of Ars removes Blessed Sacrament from parishes

Bishop Pascal Roland of Belley-Ars in France has ordered that the Blessed Sacrament be removed from all chapels and churches... Read more

Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem was closed on May 27, 2014 after an arson attack set fire to crosses in the church the day before.

Holy Land: Vandal tries to set fire to Dormition Abbey

As Pope Francis concluded his trip to the Holy Land on May 26, an unknown man attempted to set fire... Read more

A side altar vandalized with blasphemous graffiti in Santiago de Chile's cathedral, July 25, 2013.

Abortion rights activists vandalize cathedral in Chile

Abortion activists interrupted Mass at the Cathedral of the Chilean capital Santiago the evening of July 25, destroying confessionals and... Read more

Vandalism at Our Lady of Prompt Succor.

Man with sledgehammer attacks two La. Catholic churches

A vandal with a sledgehammer who attacked statues at two parishes in Sulphur, La. was discovered in the adoration chapel... Read more

Graffiti marks the entrance of the Convent of Saint Francis on Mount Sion.

Anti-Christian graffiti hits Franciscan convent in Jerusalem

Vandals sprayed graffiti insulting to Jesus on the walls of a Franciscan convent on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, echoing a... Read more

Vandals sprayed blasphemous graffiti on the walls and set fire to the door of the Abbey of Latroun.

Vandals hit Catholic monastery in Holy Land with fire and graffiti

Vandals set fire to the door of the Latroun Monastery near Jerusalem on the morning of Sept. 4 and spray... Read more

Graffiti on the wall of Siena House at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, California.

Vandals strike historic Santa Cruz church

The parishioners of Holy Cross Church and the Diocese of Monterey, Calif. are “shocked and saddened” after a Sunday vandalism... Read more