Sunday, November 30, 2014

Vandalism at St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church

A statue outside of St. Andrew Kim church has been vandalized several times over the past few weeks.

A Colorado Springs church is picking up the pieces after vandals repeatedly damaged, and eventually destroyed, a religious statue.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vandals target historic San Marcos churches

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- In the Dunbar historic neighborhood, church members are on high alert after vandals have targeted at least four of their buildings in recent weeks.

Someone has thrown rocks through five windows at four different churches on Centre Street, and now church members are speaking out, hoping the vandals will hear them.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

St Pius Catholic Church in Consett (UK) boarded up due to vandals

Father Andrew Downie said St Piux Roman Catholic Church has been boarded up and the cost of replacing windows will be 'thousands'

A congregation came together to clear up the aftermath of a vandal attack causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Yobs targeted St Pius Roman Catholic Church, in Consett, smashing 13 windows at the Essex Avenue church sometime overnight from Saturday to Sunday.

The 100-strong congregation arrived for Sunday morning mass to find the church littered with glass and with almost every window smashed.

Father Andrew Downie, parish priest, said: “In the past 10 days we’d had a window smashed and we’d had that repaired.

“But on Sunday morning the congregation came to church to find the windows had been smashed.


Vandals spray-paint satanic, sexually-graphic images on Faith Christian Center in Michigan


They have had it with vandals at the Faith Christian Center in Chesterfield Township.

The church on Gratiot Avenue just north of M-59 feeds the homeless and invites a diverse community to come through its doors. Pastor Joe Killcoyne contacted Local 4 after a destructive vandal spray-painted satanic, sexually-graphic and racist tags all over the outside of the church.

Moreover, the vandal may have broken the heating system. It was cold inside the church on Tuesday.


Windows of Church of Christ in Newark likely broken by vandals

NEWARK – A local congregation is looking for solutions after several windows, possibly dating back to the 1850s, were damaged by vandals earlier this week.

James Morgan, who serves as the minister for the Martinsburg Church of Christ in Newark, said he received a call Monday afternoon from a neighbor in the area that several stained glass windows were damaged.

When Morgan arrived to the church around 9 p.m., he found three windows broken. The windows are about 10-feet tall and have a unique shape which is common for country churches similar to the Martinsburg church, which was built in the 1850s.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Statue of the Risen Christ vandalized at St. Francis de Sales in the Rockaways

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Friday night were investigating the shocking desecration of the Statue of the Risen Christ at a church in the Rockaways.

As CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported exclusively, the statue is a familiar sight next to the altar at St. Francis de Sales, at 129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd. in Queens.

“The visual effect is what people need to see,” the Rev. Thomas Doyle said.


Edmond, Oklahoma, Police Release Photos of Suspect Who Vandalized Crucifix

EDMOND, Oklahoma - Police here are trying to figure out who is behind a spate of criminal acts against a local religious icon.

The crucifix at St. John the Baptist Church, at 9th & Boulevard, was stolen last month. It was returned a week later, but has since been targeted, twice, by vandals; most recently, last week.

Security cameras are now giving investigators a look at the possible suspect. The images are not very clear, but do show a person who, police believe, took a marker to the crucifix twice in a week's time.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

19-Year-Old Charged In Destruction Of Baptist Church In Lookout Valley

A 19-year-old has been charged in the destruction of a Baptist church in Lookout Valley over the weekend.

Chattanooga Police on Wednesday arrested Garrett Michael Belanger.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Vandals Target New Albany Church With Spray Paint

NEW ALBANY, Ohio - Profane, blasphemous graffiti all over a New Albany church.  What may have been someone's idea of a Halloween prank is now a police matter.