Vandals desecrated the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday with satanic messages shortly before the morning Mass, according to reports.
The cathedral’s brass front doors and stone columns were defaced with messages mocking Jesus, maligning Catholic priests as “child rapists,” and claiming “Satan lives here.”
The phrase “love wins” was unironically scrawled on a statue of Pope John Paul II.
Nothing says “love” like desecration, right?
Just last month, a Catholic church in Boulder County, Colorado, was vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti in what police described as a “bias motivated” crime. But not a hate crime, huh?
The spray-painted messages included “My body my choice” and “Bans off our bodies.” Vandals also sprayed over the word “Life” on a “Respect Life” garden stone to make it read, “Respect bodily autonomy.”
OK. You gotta’ give some props to polysyllabic hate graffiti, don’t ya’?
According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), at least 97 acts of vandalism have occurred against Roman Catholic churches across 29 states since May 2020.
The left views the Catholic Church as its enemy while too many Catholics don’t view the Church as worthy of being defended. Too many Catholics either view the Church’s teachings as not worthy of adherence and defense or perhaps even view the institutional Church as the enemy. That leaves the Church as essentially surrounded by enemies from both within and without.
The Church has been othered. Less than. The Church has been portrayed as an oppressor for so long, anything and everything done to it is seen as speaking truth to power or rebelling against The Man.
This will likely get worse in the near future. Pray.