A 90-year old statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. Patrick Cathedral, El Paso, USA was vandalized on September 16, 2020 morning at around 10:00am.
According to a report by Catholic Media on its Facebook wall, “a suspect came into the sanctuary at St. Patrick Cathedral and destroyed the almost 90-year-old statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was located in the center behind the main altar of the church”.
In recent months, several Catholic churches in the USA have faced attacks and acts of desecration. At least twenty attacks on Catholic churches, statues, businesses, cemeteries, parishioners, and personnel” occurred since May 2020, and it’s evident that “Catholics are under attack in America.”
Many of the attacks reflect a deep-seated hostility towards Christianity, and the liberal media and politicians have chosen to ignore such attacks on Christians conveniently. The media outlets, which often amplify attacks on Muslims anywhere in the world, have tended to downplay malicious attacks against Christians.
America’s founding fathers believed religious liberty to be essential to the new nation, securing it with the First Amendment’s protections. However, the rights of Catholic churches and Catholic religious institutions are under increased persecution by liberals, atheists, and other violent groups backed by liberal politicians.
“The trend of desecrating Catholic spaces and property must stop,” U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) wrote in an August 11 letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr. We, as Christians, have a moral obligation to vote for a Government that will protect our churches and freedom of worship.
A far-left led liberal government will have no interest in protecting Christian religious rights, and the situation is the U.S. could become much worst than what is going on in Europe. “Violence against Christian sites is most widespread in France, Germany, Britain, Ireland, Italy, and Spain, where churches, schools, cemeteries, and monuments are being vandalized, desecrated and burned daily, according to government statistics. Research by the renowned “Gatestone Institute” found that approximately 3,000 Christian churches, schools, cemeteries, and monuments were vandalized, burned, looted, or defaced in Europe in 2019 — at more than five a day, a record year for anti-Christian hostility on the continent. In an editorial, Catholic Media notes that in majority of these types of attacks, the perpetrators are never caught or appropriately punished, and we cannot let such hostile acts happening in our country, so we must act in this election.
“It’s high time for Christians to stand for our faith more than our lives. We should vote in this election, just like our life depends on it, not just this life on earth, but the lift after death as well. Our Christian faith and traditions are critical to the salvation of our souls after death, and our right to practice our faith without fear must be protected”!
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