Monday, December 17, 2012

Two Catholic Parishes In Diocese of Lake Charles Louisiana Desecrated - Priceless Statues Destroyed

With all the horrible news that we had to deal with this weekend I missed till today this sad Catholic Louisiana story. Two Catholic Churches were in the town of Sulphur which is in the Diocese of Lake Charles. The above pictures are from local resident " Feminist Papist " tumblr and her descriptions of them are here , here, and here and here

As noted there and in the articles below that has more pictures of the destruction  some the statues were hundred of years old and beyond repair. Further you can't put a price on the memories they had and the links to the past it had for this community. A Baptist Church and Methodist Church was also damaged but thankfully there was just window damage.

Here are a few news articles and vid. We found out this situation could have been far worse as the Priest confronted the man himself that seemed out of mind. See Priest comes face-to-face with Sulphur vandalism suspect

There is a good article here Sulphur man arrested for vandalism of local churches . The vicar general of the Diocese of Lake Charles is quoted there as saying :

"It's a very sad day when an individual has a certain drive within themselves to destroy property, especially the sacred vessels of the Catholic Church," said Monsignor Daniel Torres, vicar general of the Diocese of Lake Charles who was at Our Lady of Lasalette. "It's very sad, and it brings forth a dimension that there is a presence of evil that lurks in this world.

"We have to pray very hard that the violence that we experienced in Connecticut yesterday; that the violence to people's property and destruction ends," he continued. "We need to really be strong in our prayer life and get back into the reality that we need to be strong in our faith and conform our lives to the way of Christ. Because that's the only way. That's the only way."

There is a video and more pics of the damage here. There is also some conversation in the comment section about the man who did and a couple know him it appears. Needless to say keep him in your prayers.


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