“CatholicVote has found that only about 25% of the cases have had an arrest made in connection to the attack. The Biden administration has thus far refused to act to protect Catholic churches and stop these acts of domestic terrorism.”
CatholicVote revealed over the weekend that at least 275 Catholic churches had been attacked since May 2020. The attacks grew in May 2022 when someone leaked the SCOTUS opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
The attacks on Catholic churches have been widespread across the country, affecting 42 states plus DC. The states with the most attacks are California (39), New York (28), Pennsylvania (19), Texas (15), Colorado (14), New Jersey (14), Massachusetts (12), Florida (11), Washington (11), and Oregon (10). Hotspots with large clusters of attacks include New York City (25) and the metro areas of Denver (13); Los Angeles (13); Washington, D.C. (10); Boston (10); Portland, Oregon (9); San Francisco/Bay Area (8); Seattle (7); Chicago (6); and Houston (5). Some of the churches have been attacked multiple times.
CatholicVote has found that only about 25% of the cases have had an arrest made in connection to the attack. The Biden administration has thus far refused to act to protect Catholic churches and stop these acts of domestic terrorism.
These attacks are in the U.S. I’d go into the attacks across the world, but I’d need a novel.
I’ve been trying to keep up with the attacks against Catholics and pregnancy centers, even those that offer abortion services or recommendations.
CatholicVote spent $1 million on an ad against our supposed “devout” Catholic President Joe Biden because he’s passe about the violence against Catholic Churches.
The nonprofit also asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the crimes.
Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta told CatholicVote the DOJ would initiate a “15-day review to ensure that all appropriate resources are being deployed to protect houses of worship.”
Haven’t heard anything but silence.
Catholics are some of the most outspoken people on ending abortion. It’s been the church’s teaching since the beginning: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law” (No. 2271).
The FBI recently offered a reward for information about attacks on 10 pregnancy centers.
Only 10, though. 78 centers have been attacked since June when SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade.
My fellow Catholics. It’s time to fight back. We don’t wear our religion on our sleeves and respond with kindness and prayers for those with hearts filled with hatred and ignorance.
We can keep doing that, but it’s time to fight back. How? I don’t know. Be rough around the edges like me. You know what I mean if you know me in person or follow me on Twitter.DONATE
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