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Attacks on Catholic statues continue over weekend

Several Catholic churches in the United States reported vandalism and other damage to statues over the past weekend, the latest in a spate of church vandalism over recent weeks.

At Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg, New York, a monument to unborn children killed by abortion was knocked over the weekend of July 18. The monument consisted of an image of an infant resting in a pair of hands, along with an inscription of Isaiah 49:16. 

“Someone felt it was a good idea for them to knock over our pro life memorial monument on our parish property,” Fr. Nick Blackwell, a Carmelite friar, wrote on Twitter. “Don’t think these actions and sentiments are only relegated to big cities. Police have reviewed our surveillance footage.” 

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