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Our Lady of Guadalupe in Buckingham has again had its pro-life display vandalized.

In Central Bucks County, where yard signs assure that “Hate Has No Home Here,” acts of hatred are perpetrated on the people of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic parish in Buckingham Township. It’s been happening for years.

The latest came last weekend. Sometime on Saturday Oct. 12 and into Sunday the 13th, about 40 of 61 small, white pro-life crosses were destroyed. The crosses, each adorned with a red flower, were set on parish property along busy Route 413 near the intersection at Cold Spring Creamery Road.

“They were broken up, smashed to pieces, and scattered,” said Father Robert Ianelli, parochial vicar. A pair of signs urging a halt to abortion were stolen, too, Father Ianelli said.

“It’s happened before, but this time the damage was over the top, for sure,” he said.

The crosses were yanked, broken and piled in what appears to be some sort of rage.

The vandalism at OLG usually happens in the fall, in October, when the pro-life display is set out. Catholic parishes throughout Bucks County have similar displays. They are comprised of low, white crosses accompanied with signs informing passers-by that each cross represents 1 million surgical abortions since 1973, the year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that abortion was legal in all states. Catholics know that amounts to 61 million procedures, which has resulted in the aborting of one in every three Americans over the last 46 years.

Do you remember seeing this story, or do you remember seeing the story of around three Amazonian idols being tossed into the Tiber? Three primitive idols that would have been on the clearance shelf of some non-descript knick-knack shop, or for sale at some Jesuit garage sale.

A big tip of the hat to the blog Creative Minority Report.

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  1. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
    CB Toder aka Mama Toad Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the unborn. In the image on St. Juan Diego’s tilma, Our Lady wears a black belt, indicating that she is with child.

    It does not surprise me that this particular aspect of Our Lady draws such hate from those given over to evil.

    Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us! 

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    • November 8, 2019, at 4:58 AM PST
  2. Front Seat Cat Member

    Small time vandalizers – just keep up the message – many others will see it. It means its working.

    • #2
    • November 8, 2019, at 8:32 AM PST
  3. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Small time vandalizers – just keep up the message – many others will see it. It means its working.

    Actually, the message needs to be photographs of the destruction posted on billboards throughout the county with these words:

    “Real Hate Acted Out in Central Bucks County”

    • #3
    • November 8, 2019, at 1:24 PM PST
  4. TBA Coolidge

    If this is a frequent flyer thing perhaps they should give the police department permission to erect some cameras to commemorate the annual event. 

    • #4
    • November 8, 2019, at 10:23 PM PST
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  5. Stad Thatcher

    Install cameras.

    Get video of the perps.

    Take them to court so legal Hellfire and Damnation rains down on them for their actions . . .

    • #5
    • November 10, 2019, at 3:19 PM PST
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