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CNA Staff, Jul 16, 2020 / 12:30 am MT (CNA).- National news media cannot ignore intolerance against Catholics, the Ancient Order of Hibernians has said, citing recent attacks on Catholic churches and vandalism of statues of saints. The group cited an incident at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala,

CNA Staff, Jul 15, 2020 / 10:40 am MT (CNA).- A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was attacked this weekend at a parish in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the third reported incident against a statue of Mary occuring in the same weekend. “What a strange time [we live in],” Bishop Richard

By Pablo Kay/Angelus News Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 13, 2020 / 04:37 pm MT (CNA).- Reprinted with permission from Angelus News. The fire that ravaged Mission San Gabriel Arcángel church in the predawn hours of Saturday, July 11, left behind a haunting scene. In a matter of minutes, the mission’s

CNA Staff, Jul 12, 2020 / 10:50 am MT (CNA).- Boston police are investigating an arson attack on a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday night, the second attack in the U.S. on a statue of the Virgin Mary in two days, and during the same weekend in which

CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 07:14 pm MT (CNA).- A Florida man has been arrested after he reportedly admitted to crashing a minivan into a Catholic Church and then setting it on fire. Stephen Anthony Shields, 24, of Dunnellon, Florida has been charged with attempted murder, arson, burglary, and

CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 12:40 pm MT (CNA).- A massive fire devastated an eighteenth century mission church in San Gabriel, in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, July 11. Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called the fire at San Gabriel Mission church, founded by St. Junipero Serra, “devastating.”