“Fortunately, thanks to the good work of the NYPD and local police departments, and the security measures the Archdiocese has encouraged parishes to take, this appears to be the only act of vandalism against a church in the Archdiocese in following the Dobbs decision,” he said.
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Renton, Washington had its windows smashed and defaced with pro-abortion slogans in the early hours of June 25.
Dean Savelli, the church’s facilities manager, told CNA that three vandals defaced the facade of the church with graffiti that read “Abortions Save Lives” in two places. He said the vandals destroyed three of the church’s five locks.
Vandals smashed seven stained glass windows, Savelli said. The vandals, who were caught on camera, also broke some of the collection box lids. Damages will amount to between $25,000 and $30,000, he said.
Richard Garnett of South Bend, Indiana, told CNA he drives near a memorial cross for aborted unborn babies almost daily and noticed on June 25 that it had been vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti. .
The white cross that says “In memory of aborted children” with a red heart, had yellow graffiti that crossed out the pro-life message and wrote pro-choice on the horizontal stretch of the cross, as seen in a photo of the vandalism.
According to an incident summary from the Saint Joseph County Police Department, an employee of St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church reported to police on June 27 that the sign had been vandalized.
Karissa Lundstrom, who directs the Heart to Heart Pregnancy Center in Cortez, Colorado, told CNA that her clinic was defaced with pro-abortion graffiti between Saturday night and Sunday night.
She wouldn’t share a photo of the vandalism or say what the graffiti says because she doesn’t want the vandalism to be the center of attention. The graffiti was partly on the sidewalk and partly on the building, she said, and it was cleaned up easily.