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The Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Argentina announced that it will study the case of a statue of the Sorrowful Virgin that, according to parishioners at St. Jerome Church in the town of Coronda, shed tears June 9, 2023.

Argentine archdiocese to study statue of the Sorrowful Virgin that allegedly shed tears

Jun 14, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The alleged event happened on the evening of June 9 after Mass and a blessing for healing. Read more

Michael Stucchi poses in front of the restored statue of Jesus with children at St. Mel's Church in Woodland Hills, California.

Parishioner’s labor of love restores vandalized statue at California church

Nov 5, 2022

By Tom Hoffarth

After a vandal destroyed several statues at St. Mel's Church in Woodland Hills, California, parishioner Michael Stucchi volunteered to restore... Read more

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Toronto replaced a vandalized statue of Mary with a replica of the Lebanese shrine Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa on Sept. 11, 2022.

A ‘piece of Lebanon’ comes to Toronto Maronite Catholic church

Sep 18, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A replica of the Our Lady of Lebanon statue in Harissa, Lebanon, was blessed at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite... Read more

From left to right: Promise Yardley, 18, Freeman Yardley, 24, and Blessing Yardley, 22, were all arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office March 5 as suspects in a vandalism incident at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Florida.

Arrests made, statues restored at vandalized Catholic Church

Mar 10, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Three people were arrested for vandalizing statues of the Holy Family outside a Catholic church in Jacksonville, Florida, Feb. 23. Read more

President Donald Trump at a White House press conference, 2019.

Catholic saints among those to be honored in garden of American heroes announced by Trump

Jan 18, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The National Garden of American Heroes will include statues of many notable Catholic figures, including five saints and numerous people... 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

Oct 14, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Religious education students at St. Therese Parish in Midvale, Utah, participate in a novena to St. Therese of Lisieux. Courtesy photo

St. Therese Parish in Utah ‘overwhelmed’ with support after statue vandalism

Oct 1, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Two weeks after vandals toppled a statue of St. Therese at a Catholic parish in Utah, the parish said it... 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

A desecrated statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Holy Family Parish in Citrus Heights, California.

Californa parish prays for vandal after Mary statue beheaded

Aug 20, 2020

After its statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was beheaded, a California parish asked Catholics to pray for the vandal... Read more

The base of a beheaded statue at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Denver.

Denver archbishop praying for conversion after St. Jude statue beheaded

Aug 13, 2020

By JD Flynn

After the statue of a saint was beheaded outside a Denver parish, the city’s archbishop said he’s praying for the... Read more

Christopher Columbus, by Sebastiano del Piombo, 1519.

Worcester city council rejects move to take down Christopher Columbus statue

Jul 23, 2020

The statue of Christopher Columbus outside of Worcester's Union Station will remain, the city council decided Tuesday, citing the need... Read more

Vandalized monument at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg, New York.

Attacks on Catholic statues continue over weekend

Jul 20, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Several Catholic churches in the United States reported vandalism and other damage to statues over the past weekend, the latest... Read more

View of Father Serra Statue and California Street from steps of Ventura City Hall.

California city will remove St. Junipero Serra statue from public grounds

Jul 16, 2020

The City Council of Ventura, California has voted to remove a statue of St. Junipero Serra from the grounds of... Read more

Statue of Christ the Good Shepherd after attack Tuesday night.

Christ statue beheaded in new Catholic statue attacks

Jul 16, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The recent series of attacks on church buildings and property continued Tuesday night, as a statue of Christ was toppled... Read more

Statue of Mary outside Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, Queens, New York.

Statues of Mary vandalized in weekend of Catholic church attacks

Jul 12, 2020

Boston police are investigating an arson attack on a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday night, the second attack... Read more

"Angels Unaware" statue dedicated to migrants in St. Peter’s square.

Culture is about ‘creating, not destroying’ says sculptor

Jul 12, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Timothy Schmalz has been a sculptor for 30 years and is perhaps best known for his “Homeless Jesus” sculpture and... Read more

Apotheosis of St. Louis, designed by Charles Henry Niehaus.

Catholic priest among defenders of St Louis statue

Jun 27, 2020

Fr. Stephen Schumacher, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, was among the defenders of a prominent statue of... Read more