In the latest attack on Catholic Churches in Northern Colorado, left-wing radicals targeted Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder County. The Church, founded in 1873, was spray-painted with anarchist symbols, along with pro-abortion and anti-Christian messaging. Despite an epidemic of crimes against Churches in the area, mainstream media once again remains silent.
This attack comes after the Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church set up thousands of crosses on its front lawn last weekend as its annual recognition of Respect Life Month. Each one of the 4,000 crosses represents a baby aborted daily in the United States. The Church Youth director and Social Communications Director, Mark Everard stated, “We care about our unborn, the sanctity of life, all the way to death.”
Boulder police report that the dangerous criminals struck the Catholic Church around 3:30 am Wednesday. The sound of breaking glass woke the priest. They believe the criminals were scared away when he turned on the lights outside.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is investigating damage done by the radicals who ripped the crosses out of the ground, smashed windows, threw eggs, slashed tires, and spray-painted pro-abortion messages in red and black across the church buildings, statues, signs, and vehicles.
Youth Director Everard reported that the Church has been targeted before but “never to this extent.” Some of the messages left behind stated, “Jesus loves abortion,” “Abort Catholocism,” “No Gods, No Masters,” “Hands off our bodies,” the anarchist “A;” “No wire hangers ever;” “Bans off our bodies;” “Your church is dying LOL;” “My body, my choice;” and “No gods, no master.”
Authorities believe five to seven people carried out the anti-Christian attack and that about six people were captured on church surveillance cameras.
The Church’s response to their attackers is to pray for those responsible,
“We do love people and we care about that person. I really do hope that the person or persons, you know, would get the help that they need, the healing that they need.” Evevard said.
The parish priest, Father Jonathan Dellinger, asked the Christian to “put these brothers at the top of their list of prayer intentions and pray for their conversion.”
For now, the Church leadership is leaving the criminal’s graffiti up as an example to the community. Of course, the Church’s youth director doesn’t expect everyone to feel the way they do, but he expects others to share their opinions in ways other than
vandalism. “It’s sad because they tried to do as much damage,” explains Mr. Everard.
The Sacred Heart of Mary is not the first Catholic Church in the area targeted in recent weeks. On September 5, radicals vandalized St. Louis Catholic Church in Boulder Country with similar pro-abortion graffiti. Police have requested help from the public in identifying the criminals who are still on the run.
On Sept. 5, 2021, St. Louis Catholic Church was graffitied with abortion graffiti defacing church property.— Louisville CO Police Department (@LouisvilleCOPD) September 6, 2021
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Louisville Police Department at 303-441-4444. or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers. pic.twitter.com/uZVEfYH2cT
Epedemic of Anti-Christian Attacks
A spokesperson for the archdiocese of Denver, Mark Haas, reports that since February 2020, there have been at least 25 attacks on Catholic churches across northern Colorado. Most of the Catholic Churches have been either vandalized or burglarized. Mr. Hass added,
“This included broken windows, damaged and disfigured statues, graffiti, vehicle damage, break-ins, stolen religious objects, and someone setting trees on fire outside a parish. Some incidents clearly targeted the Catholic Church, but not all.”
The Conference of Catholic Bishops in the United States has recorded at least 97 incidents of destruction in 29 states since May 2020, including arson, beheadings, amputations, smashing and painting of tombstones, and anti-Catholic language.
Late Term Abortions
Boulder is home to a famous abortion center, The Boulder Abortion Clinic, run by Warren Hern, accepts late-stage pregnant women from all over the world. The State of Colorado has no laws that prohibit late abortions. Therefore, they can do abortions throughout the pregnancy until the time of the baby’s birth.
Mainstream Media Complicit
Why are mainstream media outlets not reporting on the epidemic of attacks against Catholic Churches in Northern Colorado? If Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church was a Mosque and the perpetrators were conservatives, would this attack garnish national attention? Why don’t crimes against Christians and their houses of worship matter to the left-wing media?
America is following the same dangerous path of Western Europe where day after day, Christian churches and symbols are deliberately attacked and ignored by the media. Furthermore, European media continuously amplifies the very few attacks on Muslims and downplays the malicious and often deadly acts against Christians.