Over the past few years, beginning with the urban riots that took place in 2020, there was a rash of anti-Catholic crimes across the nation. Monuments were destroyed, iconic statues were bludgeoned, gravesites were desecrated, Masses were interrupted, graffiti was spray-painted on church walls, windows were smashed, churches were torched, schools were vandalized, chalices were stolen, etc.

We put together a representative list of these incidents. In some cases, messages were left indicating that the offenses were a payback to Catholics for their strong pro-life stand. Many wild-eyed charges were levied against the Church, seeking to justify the violence.

In some cases, the guilty were caught and charged with a hate crime. In most cases, they were either not apprehended or were not prosecuted.

The violence was a one-sided phenomenon: Catholics and pro-life Americans did not respond in kind.

January 27, 2024: Group broke into church, broke stained glass and damaged crucifix (St. Columba Roman Catholic Church, Brooklyn, NY)

January 7, 2024: Nativity scene vandalized, statues broken (Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Overbrook, PA)

November 29, 2023: Statue of St. Joseph toppled and broken in half, steps damaged (St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Indianapolis, IN)

November 22, 2023: Stained glass window broken, church ransacked (Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Irwindale, CA)

November 11, 2023: Crude images spraypainted on exterior of church (St. Andrew Catholic Church, Eagle River, AK)

November 5, 2023: Paint splattered on front doors and signs (Cathedral of the Annunciation, Stockton, CA)

November 1, 2023: Stained glass front doors smashed, satanic graffiti (Holy Family Catholic Church, Eastmoreland, OR)

November 1, 2023: Statues of Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Francis of Assisi broken (Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Staten Island, NY)

October 31, 2023: Over a dozen incidents, including pro-life signs stolen, church and school front doors vandalized, signs spray-painted, ahead of vote on abortion-related proposition (Archdiocese of Cincinnati)

October 30, 2023: Statue of Blessed Virgin Mary broken (St. Andrew Avellino Church, Flushing, NY)

October 24, 2023: Large, historic Crucifix damaged by man hanging and swinging from it (Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, MA)

October 16, 2023: Cross stolen from main altar (St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish, Bisbee, AZ)

October 10, 2023: Damage to two statues outside of church (Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Broussard, LA)

October 6, 2023: Fire set to altar cloth, tabernacle cloth, and lectionary by two 12-year-olds (St. John the Evangelist Church, East Bridgewater, MA)

October 2, 2023: Pipe organ, marble walls, and plate glass windows damaged (St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Madawaska, ME)

October 2, 2023: Pro-life sign defaced (St. Paul Catholic Church, St. Louis, MO)

October 1, 2023: Crosses for pro-life display pulled up from lawn (Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, Elmhurst, IN)

September 16, 2023: Graffiti multiple times over three-week period (Prince of Peace Parish, Lewiston, ME)

September 16, 2023: Statues stolen and damaged (Holy Family Church, Lewiston, ME)

September 13, 2023: Statue of Jesus beheaded (Holy Savior Catholic School, Lockport, LA)

September 10, 2023: Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary stolen (Cathedral of St. Mary, Fargo, ND)

September 7, 2023: Crucifix stolen from gravesite of Charelene Richard, Servant of God (St. Edward Catholic Church, Church Point, LA)

September 2, 2023: Classrooms trashed, desks broken, computer screens smashed, and windows shattered (Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Santa Clarita, CA)

August 31, 2023: Fire started in dumpster on church property, moved to roof and sanctuary causing significant damage (St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salem, OR)

August 23, 2023: Sacred items, including a Crucifix, desecrated and non-sacred items damaged inside church (Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Blanc, MI)

August 12, 2023: Man used snow shovel to break statues, vases, candles, and other items, attempted to set carpet on fire (Immaculate Conception Church, Willoughby, OH)

August 7, 2023: Window broken (Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, Lewiston, ME)

July 29, 2023: Stained glass windows broken (Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg, NY)

July 17, 2023: Holy oil poured out, crosses turned upside down, satanic imagery written on items inside church (Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, El Paso, TX)

July 15, 2023: Man broke into church through window, chased staff out of building, damaged Crucifix (Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, New York, NY)

July 8, 2023: Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary spray-painted (Resurrection Church, Brooklyn, NY)

June 28, 2023: Attempted break-in, damage to historic structure including Rose Window (Mission San José, San Antonio, TX)

June 28, 2023: Cross sawn down (Santiago Retreat Center, Silverado, CA)

June 16, 2023: Satanic messages spray-painted on exterior of school (Annunciation Catholic School, Denver, CO)

June 10, 2023: Woman spray-painted messages on church walls, damaged altar (St. Timothy Catholic Church, Miami, FL)

June 5, 2023: Man smashed photographs in rectory, spread paint thinner in rectory basement, smashed himself in the head with monstrance, and threw consecrated hosts from the Tabernacle on the ground (St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Queens, NY)

May 23, 2023: Woman set fire to outdoor chapel (Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Des Plaines, IL)

May 14, 2023: Multiple statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary broken, knocked down (Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Goose Creek, SC)

May 2, 2023: Furniture toppled, inscriptions defaced (Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University, Seattle, WA)

May 2, 2023: Brick thrown through glass door (Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Brooklyn Heights, NY)

April 16, 2023: Interior of church vandalized (Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Churubusco, NY)

April 10, 2023: Exterior graffitied with satanic symbols (St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Johnstown, PA)

April 8, 2023: Statues of Holy Family vandalized (St. Patrick Seminary, Menlo Park, CA)

April 1, 2023: Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe smashed (Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Corona, CA)

April 1, 2023: Altar overturned and broken, statue and other objects broken (St. Paulinus Catholic Church, Syracuse, NE)

March 20-April 24, 2023: Over the course of three nights man toppled statues and defiled altar (St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, Metairie, LA)

March 23, 2023: Statue of angel destroyed (Holy Family Parish, Fresh Meadows, NY)

March 11, 2023: Vandalism to Crucifix and interior of church, smashed windows (Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gales Ferry, CT)

January 26, 2023: Pro-life signs defaced (St. Stephen Catholic Church, Riverview, FL)

January 25, 2023: Statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus vandalized (Good Shepherd Church, Fall River, MA)

January 23, 2023: Woman overturned potted plant, smashed statue of Jesus Christ (St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, ND)

January 20, 2023: Front doors vandalized (St. Boniface Catholic Church, Cincinnati, OH)

January 20, 2023: Baby Jesus stolen, statues damaged (San Pablo Catholic Church, Marathon, FL)

January 18, 2023: Pro-life memorial defaced (St. Rosalia Church, Greenfield, PA)

January 17, 2023: Glass door shattered, image of Our Lady of Guadalupe slashed, statues and other religious items stolen, walls graffitied (Mary Queen of Peace, Billings, MT)

January 16, 2023: Statues for outdoor nativity set smashed, stolen (St. Patrick Co-Cathedral, Billings, MT)

January 13, 2023: Man threw brick through window of front door, attempted to set flagpole on fire (St. Agnes Catholic Church, Blackwood, NJ)

January 13, 2023: Man attempted to throw rock through window (St. Teresa Church, Runnemede, NJ)

January 13, 2023: Cross set on fire on church lawn (St. Patrick’s Church, Woodbury, NJ)

January 10, 2023: Glass windows of front door shattered by thrown object (St. Mary Catholic Church, Escondido, CA)

January 9, 2023: Bottle thrown at statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe (St. Mary Catholic Church, Escondido, CA)

January 8, 2023: Statue of Blessed Virgin Mary smashed (All Saints Catholic Church, Ft. Worth, TX)

January 5, 2023: Altar smashed with sledgehammer, reliquaries stolen (Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco, AR)

January 5, 2023: Nativity scene vandalized (St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Jamaica, NY)

December 30, 2022: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grand Island, NE—Brick thrown through window, woman entered church and threatened priest

December 25, 2022: Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton, PA—Satanic symbolism etched into wooden doors of cathedral

December 11, 2022: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Downington, PA—Three statues vandalized

November 26, 2022: St. Bernard Catholic Church, Weston, WV—Stained glass windows broken, grounds damaged by vehicle

November 23, 2022: St. Andrew Catholic Church, Eagle River, AK—Phallic symbols spray-painted on church exterior

November 20, 2022: St. Peter Catholic Parish, Kenosha, WI—Graffiti spray-painted on outdoor Divine Mercy shrine

October 31, 2022: Calvary Cemetery, Rochester, MI—Cemetery vandalized with satanic graffiti

October 30, 2022: St. Pius X Catholic Church, Mountlake Terrace, WA—Satanic symbols spray-painted on church

October 28, 2022: Archdiocese of New York—Someone threw a wrench through the door of the Archbishop’s residence

October 25, 2022: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Colusa, CA— Interior of church vandalized, including damage to tabernacle and baptismal font; obscenities written on altar and Eucharist desecrated

October 17, 2022: St. Patrick’s Parish, Watsonville, CA—Fire started inside church, causing damage to stained glass and stations of the cross

October 9, 2022: Church of the Resurrection, Lansing, MI—Church vandalized with pro-abortion messages

October 5, 2022: Holy Family Cathedral, Tulsa, OK—Man attacked desk attendant with a sword, threw incendiary device at buildin

September 25, 2022: Bella Health + Wellness, Englewood, CO—Exterior of Catholic pro-life medical clinic graffitied with satanic messages and imagery

September 24, 2022: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Arcata, CA—Political messages and satanic symbols spray-painted on exterior

September 18, 2022: St. Thomas Aquinas Pastoral Center, Palo Alto, CA—Office graffitied

August 30, 2022: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Gibbsboro, NJ—Statue of Our Lady of Fatima stolen

August 19, 2022: St. Mary Catholic Church, Glen Falls, NY—Statues and outdoor event tent and shed vandalized

August 15, 2022: St. Anthony Catholic School, Washington, DC—Vandal broke into school, smashed statue of the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph and stole security cameras

August 11, 2022: St. Anthony Catholic School, Washington, DC—Vandal toppled and decapitated statue of St. Anthony and pulled up benches from school playground

August 8, 2022: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Denver, CO—Drive-by shooting damages windows

August 6, 2022: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Denver, CO—Drive-by shooting damages front door

August 2, 2022: San Clemente Mission Parish, Bakersfield, CA—St. Clement statue decapitated, satanic alter found behind church

August 2, 2022: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bakersfield, CA—Stained glass windows smashed

July 23, 2022: Kingsburg Holy Family Catholic Church, Kingsburg, CA—Statue of Blessed Virgin Mary smashed, statues of St. Joseph and baby Jesus decapitated

July 14, 2022: St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School, East Lansing, MI—Windows shattered, statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary toppled

July 14, 2022: Lansing Catholic High School, Lansing, MI—Multiple windows broken with rocks

July 9, 2022: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, Bethesda, MD—Multiple fires set inside church building, statues pulled down, Stations of the Cross torn from walls, books torn

July 9, 2022: Church of the Ascension, Overland Park, KS—Church building vandalized with pro-abortion messages, statue of Blessed Virgin Mary defaced

July 5, 2022: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oakdale, CA—Windows broken and sprinkler system damaged repeatedly over 2-month period

July 4, 2022: St. Bernard Catholic Church, Madison, WI—Pro-abortion message spray-painted on building

July 3, 2022: Holy Family Catholic Church, Hillsborough, NC—Pro-abortion, anti-Christian messages spray-painted on building

July 1, 2022: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Tilden, WI—Sidewalk spray-painted outside church building

July 1, 2022: Notre Dame Catholic Church, Chippewa Falls, WI—Sidewalk spray-painted outside church building

July 1, 2022: Holy Ghost Parish, Chippewa Falls, WI—Sidewalk spray-painted outside church building

July 1, 2022: St. Charles Catholic Church, Chippewa Falls, WI—Sidewalk spray-painted outside church building

June 30, 2022: St. Anthony of Padua School, Lorain, OH—Fire suspected as arson caused estimated 1 million dollars in damages to school

June 28, 2022: St. Louise Catholic Church, Bellevue, WA—Man spray-painted anti-religious messages on building, damaged doors with rocks, and threatened people at the church building

June 27, 2022: Ascension Roman Catholic Church, New York, NY—Church defaced with graffiti

June 25, 2022: Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA—Statue memorializing children who died of abortion defaced

June 25, 2022: St. John Neumann Catholic Community Church, Reston, VA—Pro-abortion messages spray-painted on church building; mulch set on fire

June 25, 2022: St. Colman Catholic Church, Shady Spring, WV—Historic church burned to ground in suspected arson attack

June 25, 2022: All Saints Parish, Portland, OR—Sign vandalized with pro-abortion messages

June 25, 2022: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Harlingen, TX—Two statues of angels stolen, statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary toppled

June 25, 2022: St. Anthony Parish, Renton, WA—Pro-abortion messages spray-painted on walls, stained glass windows broken

June 25, 2022: St. Patrick Catholic Church, Philadelphia, PA—Church defaced with pro-abortion messages

June 25, 2022: St. Therese of the Little Flower Catholic Church, South Bend, IN—Church’s memorial to the unborn vandalized

June 23, 2022: St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church, Buffalo, NY—Religious statues and garden pots smashed

May 29, 2022: St. Augustine Catholic Church, Brooklyn, NY—Tabernacle stolen, Holy Eucharist thrown on floor, statues of angels on the altar decapitated and destroyed

May 22, 2022: St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Olympia, WA—Pro-abortion messages spray-painted on church building

May 19, 2022: Notre Dame de Lourdes, Swarthmore, PA—Pro-abortion messages spray-painted on front doors of church building

May 17, 2022: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, New York, NY—Statues of Lúcia dos Santos and Jacinta Marto, two of the children who witnessed the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, smashed and decapitated

May 9, 2022: St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy, TX—Theft of Tabernacle containing Body and Blood of Jesus Christ

May 9, 2022: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Katy, TX—Building vandalized with pro-abortion messages, attempted desecration of Eucharist

May 9, 2022: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Houston, TX—Pro-abortion messages painted on front doors

May 9, 2022: St. Louis Catholic Church, Louisville, CO—Vandalized with pro-abortion messages

May 8, 2022: Loreto House, Denton, TX—Pro-abortion messages spray-painted on door and sign

May 8, 2022: Oregon Right to Life, Keizer, OR—Offices set on fire using incendiary devices

May 8, 2022: Wisconsin Family Action, Madison, WI—Offices set on fire using incendiary devices

May 8, 2022: First Care Women’s Health Manassas, VA— Pro-abortion messages spray-painted on the building

May 7, 2022: St. John Paul XXIII Catholic Church, Fort Collins, CO—Pro-abortion messages spray-painted on front doors, glass panels broken

May 5, 2022: Saint Joseph’s Church and Academy, Armada, MI—Satanic symbols messages spray-painted on door and sign

May 5, 2022: Portland, OR Pregnancy Resource Center—Antifa extremists broke windows and defaced property

May 4, 2022: Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Boulder, CO—Pro-abortion messages spray-painted on front doors

May 3, 2022: Trotter House Pregnancy Resource Center, Austin, TX—Vandalized

April 8, 2022: Cristo Rey Catholic Church, Austin, TX—Thirty windows and front door broken by rocks

April 1, 2022: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, North Beach, MD—Sanctuary vandalized, crucifix and stained glass window damaged

March 8, 2022: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Royal Oak, MI —Interior and exterior of church vandalized, statue damaged

March 1, 2022: Holy Family Catholic Church, Jacksonville, FL—Statue of the Holy Family defaced with blasphemous words and imagery

February 28, 2022: St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, Baltimore, MD—Tombstones at Ukrainian Catholic cemetery defaced

February 23, 2022: St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, San Antonio, TX—Statue of the Holy Family stolen from parking lot

February 17, 2022: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Milledgeville, GA—Two statues of angels knocked down

February 14, 2022: St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church’s Shrine of the Little Flower, Albuquerque, NM—Stained glass windows smashed

January 27, 2022: Greenwood Catholic Church, Greenwood, MS—Interior of church vandalized

January 26, 2022: Church of the Nativity, Burke, VA—Statues of Our Lady of Fatima and children who witnessed apparitions decapitated

January 14, 2022: St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Fresno, CA—Tabernacle vandalized, money stolen

December 29, 2021: Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, Hillsborough, NJ—Christmas decorations damaged and stolen

December 23, 2021: Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, Hillsborough, NJ—Christmas decorations damaged and stolen

December 12, 2021: Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, Hillsborough, NJ—Christmas decorations damaged and stolen

December 7, 2021: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC—Statue of Our Lady of Fatima vandalized

November 29, 2021: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, DeLand, FL—Windows smashed and statues toppled

November 28, 2021: Catholic Charities, Knoxville, TN—Fire at Catholic Charities, causing destruction of roof and one fifth of the building

November 9, 2021: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, Chicago, IL—Graffiti painted on exterior walls

November 5, 2021: Mission San Jose, Fremont, CA—Graffiti spray-painted on exterior of Catholic mission

November 1, 2021: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo, ND—Statue of St. Anthony of Padua decapitated

October 24, 2021: St. Charles Borromeo, Tacoma, WA—Fire set to parish office

October 22, 2021: Annunciation Catholic Church, Washington, DC—Swastika painted on a pillar in church parking lot

October 21, 2021: American Martyrs Catholic Church, Manhattan Beach, CA—Hateful messages spray-painted on exterior wall of church

October 11, 2021: Arrupe Jesuit Residence, Seattle University, Seattle, WA—Graffiti painted on exterior wall of residence

October 11, 2021: Los Angeles, CA, St. Peter Italian Catholic Church—Paint splattered over the exterior of the church

October 10, 2021: Denver, CO, Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception—Hateful messages and other graffiti found spray painted on exterior wall and door

October 10, 2021: St. Edward Church, Seattle, WA—Windows broken and exterior vandalized with spray paint

September 29, 2021: Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Boulder, CO—Windows broken and exterior spray painted with pro-abortion messages

September 29, 2021: Miami Shores, FL, St. Martha Catholic Church—Statues of Jesus vandalized

September 23, 2021: St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church, Van Nuys, CA—Stained glass windows smashed

September 5, 2021: St. Louis Catholic Church, Louisville, CO—Graffiti found on church’s door, sign, and garden sign

September 2, 2021: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Jay, ME—Exterior of church and parish hall vandalized with white paint

August 29, 2021: Miami Shores, FL, St. Martha Catholic Church—Statues of Jesus vandalized

August 17, 2021: St. Michael’s Church, Flushing, NY—Statue of the St. Bernadette knocked down

August 9, 2021: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mary, Bronx, NY—Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary vandalized

August 6, 2021: St. Benedict Catholic Church, Seattle, WA—Doors vandalized with black paint

July 17, 2021: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Forest Hills, NY—Woman seen on camera smashing statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Thérèse of Lisieux

July 12, 2021: St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Parish, Portland, OR—Church vandalized by fire and graffiti

July 12, 2021: St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland, OR—Church vandalized by fire and graffiti

July 12, 2021: St. Andrew Catholic Church, Portland, OR—Church vandalized by fire and graffiti

July 12, 2021: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Portland, OR—Church vandalized by fire and graffiti

July 7, 2021: Basilica of St. Lawrence, Asheville, NC—Statue of Jesus covered in red paint

July 4, 2021: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Merced, CA—Man seen on camera using red paint to vandalize church buildings and statues

July 2, 2021: St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA—Front doors of church vandalized with red paint

July 1, 2021: Holy Rosary Church, Jersey City, NJ—Statue of Blessed Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus vandalized and stolen

June 30, 2021: Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Denver, CO—Graffiti painted on exterior of church

June 19, 2021: St. Veronica’s Catholic Church, Philadelphia, PA—Fire started at front door of church

June 8, 2021: Immaculate Conception Church, Queens, NY—Graffiti spray-painted on exterior of church

June 4, 2021: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Port Charlotte, FL—Man caught on camera vandalizing doors and stained glass

May 27, 2021: Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Leavenworth, WA—Audio equipment stolen and multiple fire extinguishers deployed inside the church

May 17, 2021: Diocese of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY—Statue of baby Jesus decapitated

May 15, 2021: Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta-St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Staten Island, NY—Statues of Our Lady of Carmel and the Sacred Heart of Jesus vandalized

May 14, 2021: St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Brooklyn, NY—Large crucifix toppled and smashed, American flag burned

May 9, 2021: St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Narragansett, RI—Statue of Jesus Christ vandalized

May 8, 2021: Our Lady of Grace, Everett, MA—Rocks thrown through stained glass windows

May 6, 2021: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Riverside, CA—Stained glass windows broken and statue of San Juan Diego vandalized

May 5, 2021: McCarren Park, Brooklyn, NY—Statue of Polish priest vandalized

May 3, 2021: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Waltham, MA—Statue of Jesus Christ decapitated

April 26, 2021: St. Elisabeth Catholic Church, Van Nuys, CA—Man smashed face of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a sledgehammer

April 18, 2021: St. John Vianney, Rancho Cordova, CA—Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary spray painted

April 18, 2021: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland, CA—Statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Mary Magdalene, and St. John, spray painted

April 17, 2021: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, ND—Face of statue of Jesus vandalized

April 15, 2021: Holy Rosary Church,Woodland, CA —Statues of three female saints vandalized

April 1, 2021: Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus, Gower, MO—Gunshots fired at abbey of Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles

March 22, 2021: St. Charles Catholic Church, Spokane, WA—Fire at St. Charles Catholic School is being investigated as possible arson

March 12, 2021: St. Teresa of Calcutta Church, St. John Paul II Academy, and St. Monica-St. Augustine Catholic Church, Boston, MA—Unkown substance inserted into locks, statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary knocked down

March 2, 2021: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Ft. Worth, TX—Vandals damaged statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Thomas the Apostle

February 27, 2021: Basilica of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Youngstown, OH—Several statues vandalized

February 25, 2021: St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, Floyds Knobs, IN—Chapel doors and statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary vandalized

February 16, 2021: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Denver, CO—Statue and flower pots around altar damaged

February 10, 2021: St. Pius X, El Paso, TX—Three angel statues toppled and broken

January 29, 2021: Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Houston, TX—Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe shot six times

January 19, 2021: Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, OH—Graffiti and arson at Cathedral

January 1, 2021: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, NY—Cathedral tagged with anti-police graffiti

December 28, 2020: Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Fall River, MA—Stained glass windows vandalized

December 25, 2020: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Indianapolis, IN—Nativity scene vandalized on Christmas morning

December 6, 2020: St. Louis Catholic Church, Houma, LA—Church buildings and bathroom spray-painted

December 11, 2020: Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA—Front entrance to site graffitied

December 2, 2020: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Derry, PA—Multiple incidents of vandalism including topping of statues, tearing down stations of the cross

November 23, 2020: St. Bernard Catholic Church, FL—Statue of Jesus smashed with rock, two other statues decapitated and pushed into sewer drain, garden set on fire with accelerant

November 15, 2020: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Brewster, WA—Apparent arson attack

November 10, 2020: St. Gabriel Elementary School, Milford, CT—Portrait of St. Pope John Paul II defaced

November 9, 2020: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Chicago, IL—Statue of Mary graffitied, “God is dead” spray-painted on church exterior

November 8, 2020: Mother Cabrini Catholic Church, Shamokin, PA—Head of Jesus stolen from crucifix

October 25, 2020: St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Louisville, KY—Altar vandalized

October 22, 2020: St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Scranton, PA—Statue of Mary toppled

October 21, 2020: St. Germaine Catholic Church, Prescott Valley, AZ—Statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ found toppled; gardens surrounding the statues were also damaged

October 20, 2020: Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, Brooklyn, NY—Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary found vandalized; left hand was cut off, and there was a crack along her head

October 19, 2020: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Magnolia, AR—Pro-life display vandalized.  The display consists of 150 small white crosses and a banner, which were knocked down

October 12, 2020: Mission San Rafael Arcángel, San Rafael, CA—Statue of Junipero Serra defaced and pulled down

September 29, 2020: Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Fall River, MA—Rocks, cinderblocks thrown through windows of Catholic church, decapitated heads of holy family statues found on site

September 29, 2020: St. Joseph Cupertino Catholic Church, Fall River, MA—Statues of Joseph, Mary, and infant Jesus decapitated, heads carried away

September 26, 2020: St. Peter’s Chaldean Catholic Cathedral and Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, El Cajon, CA—Churches graffitied with swastikas, “White Power,” upside down crosses, “BLM,” and “Biden 2020”

September 24, 2020: Assumption Seminary, San Antonio, TX—Man with baseball bat damages crucifix, doors at Catholic seminary

September 23, 2020: Incarnation Catholic Church, Town ’n’ Country, FL—Man breaks church windows, sets pews on fire

September 15, 2020: St. Patrick Cathedral, El Paso, TX—Statue of Jesus topped, beheaded

September 14, 2020: St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Midvale, UT—Statue of St. Therese toppled, beheaded; parish office burglarized

September 11, 2020: Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace, Brooklyn, NY—Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe toppled

September 9, 2020: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Tioga, LA—Statues damaged and beheaded, windows broken

August 25, 2020: St. James Church, Kenosha, WI—Anti-religious graffiti spray-painted on Catholic Church site during protests over police shooting of Jacob Blake

August 24, 2020: Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Allentown, PA—Attempted beheading of statue of Mary

August 17, 2020: Holy Family Parish, Citrus Heights, CA—Statue of Mary beheaded, swastika spray-painted on Ten Commandments

August 9, 2020: Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, Denver, CO—Statue of St. Jude beheaded

August 8, 2020: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wounded Knee, SD—Deconsecrated church destroyed in suspected arson

August 3, 2020: Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth, MA—Fires set at church entrance

July 19, 2020: Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Bloomingburg, NY—Abortion monument toppled

July 15, 2020: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, New Haven, CT—Satanic and anarchist symbols painted on the front door of the church

July 15, 2020: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Miami, FL—Outdoor statue of Jesus knocked over and beheaded

July 14, 2020: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Colorado Springs, CO—Statue of St. Mary painted red

July 13, 2020: St. Stephen Catholic Church, Chattanooga, TN—Statue of St. Mary beheaded

July 12, 2020: St. Peter’s Parish, Dorchester, MA—Outdoor statue of St. Mary burned

July 11, 2020: Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, San Gabriel, CA—Fire at 249-year-old church destroyed the roof, pews, and more

July 11, 2020: Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala, FL—Man crashed minivan through church door, poured gasoline on the foyer and lit it on fire. People were inside the church, preparing for Mass.

July 10, 2020: Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, Elmhurst, NY —Outdoor statue of St. Mary spray painted with word “IDOL”

July 5-6, 2020: St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Rockford, IL—Crucifix at roadside shrine smashed

July 3, 2020: St. Ann Catholic Parish, Gary, IN—Outdoor statue of St. Mary beheaded and hands severed

June 22, 2020: Providence College, Providence, RI—At a Catholic college’s on-campus cemetery for deceased priests who taught at the school, a man defaced gravestones by painting swastikas and anti-Catholic language, burned some American flags that were next to the graves, and assaulted a college security guard

May 31, 2020: Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver, CO—Church exterior damaged over multiple nights, including smashed gates, grafitti with messages such as “God is dead” and “There is no God,” and windows shattered by rocks

May 30, 2020: Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon-St. Peter Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA—Church exterior graffitied with “prosecute killer cops,” “ACAB” [All Cops Are Bastards], “Kill all cops,” and “Make America pay for its crimes against Black lives”

May 29, 2020: St. Jude Chapel, Dallas, TX—Exterior damaged, including thrown rocks shattering windows

May 29, 2020: Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville, KY—Thrown rocks shattered rectory windows

May 28, 2020: Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN—Someone broke into the church and poured flammable liquid under the pews, lighting a fire that damaged pews and the floor

May 6, 2020: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Casper, WY—Pulpit, altar, and statue damaged


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