By Father Christopher Gray
Special to the Intermountain Catholic
note: Here is Fr. Gray's account of what happened Aug. 25, when he
arrived in Magna to celebrate Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and
found the church and rectory vandalized.)
When I arrived,
around 8:25 a.m., I saw the police outside the church and Gaylynn
Huffman sobbing on the sidewalk. I peeked inside the church and saw the
hallway with the smashed statues (a particularly poignant image), the
broken glass of the door, the disorder everywhere. Knowing I could not
enter while the police were investigating the scene, I looked at the
tabernacle and saw that the door was still closed – in fact, the
sanctuary seemed to be untouched. The missal was still on the altar, the
candles and crucifix were all in the right position, and the statue of
Our Lady of Lourdes was the only one left intact in the church.
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