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Another Church Desecrated! Men, Join the Army of the Sacred Heart

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight

The mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Elisabeth of Hungary Church in Van Nuys was damaged in a late-night attack April 21. (Courtesy St. Elisabeth of Hungary Church)

With over 70 Church burnings in the past four years, we have watched the Catholic Church being wiped out in France. The burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, which the government was reluctant to publicly announce any criminal mischief, was the most profound attack. "According to the French Ministry of the Interior, there were 1,063 instances of “anti-Christian” acts in 2019," and "877 acts that damaged church property and 129 robberies in 2018 alone." Sadly, the United States is following the same path.

Map of Attacks on Catholics (Complicit Clergy)

Since 2016, with the rise of Antifa and BLM, the Catholic Church in the United States has suffered from three Church burnings, dozens of desecrations, and hundreds (if not thousands of unreported) vandalized statues and murals. See map on the "Attacks on Catholics" by Complicit Clergy.

The government and liberal media are hiding this violent truth about the marxist revolution that is occurring in cities across the United States and Europe.

Recent Desecration in Van Nuys, California (following report from Angelus, Archdiocese of Los Angeles)

The community at St. Elisabeth of Hungary Church in Van Nuys is asking for prayers after a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe was vandalized on church grounds.

The parish’s security system recorded video footage of an unknown man dressed in black approaching the mural with a sledgehammer at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday morning. He can be seen smashing the tiles that make up Our Lady’s face several times before fleeing. The police are currently investigating.

The hand-painted tile mural stands between the church and the rectory. It was installed over 35 years ago as a “symbol of community unity,” said business manager Irma Ochoa. Each square tile was sponsored by a parish family. Overlooking a small altar, the mural has become a popular place for parishioners to pray and light candles, asking Our Lady for special blessings.

The hand-painted mural, seen before the attack, is a popular prayer spot. (Courtesy St. Elisabeth of Hungary Church)

“I feel an unspeakable sadness,” said Fr. Antonio Fiorenza, who is in residence at the parish. “But I feel pity for the one who made this sacrilegious gesture. I pray for his conversion and for all those who show contempt to the Virgin Mary.”

Students and staff from St. Elisabeth’s parish school held a procession Wednesday afternoon, ending with prayers before the damaged mural. “It was a touching moment seeing the children from the smallest to the oldest come and pray in front of Mary,” said pastor Fr. Vito Di Marzio.

On Friday, April 23, Father Di Marzio led a prayer service, which was livestreamed on the parish Facebook page. Some 30 parishioners gathered to sing and pray a decade of the rosary in front of the mural, which is roped off with caution tape, while nearly 100 others joined online. In closing, Fr. Di Marzio encouraged parishioners to “continue to pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary to help us, and to touch the heart of the person who did this.”

Also on Friday, a local artist, Geo Rhodes, was scheduled to visit the mural and discuss a plan for repair, arranged by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “We hope that soon we will restore the image, or have a new one more beautiful than the one we had before,” Fr. Di Marzio said.

To donate to the restoration fund, visit

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Volunteers wanted! We are in a state of open war with communists in the United States. BLM and Antifa have burned their second Catholic Church, after desecrating dozens of chapels and statues over the past two years. They diabolically threaten to burn down cities across America.

Police and government are unable and unwilling to protect the Faith and the faithful. We need good men to defend Catholic Churches from the attacks of communists. Military experience is not required, we will train you to safely, lawfully, and effectively defend your parish.

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