My friend, Fr. Doug Marcotte, associate pastor at St. Bartholomew in Columbus, IN, called me this evening and let me know that St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church was vandalized late Saturday or early Sunday morning.

The vandals spray-painted “Infidels! Qur’an 3:151” which is apparently a passage that, as Fr. Marcotte relayed, does not convey good news for Christians.

It is important, of course, to recognize that this could be the work people trying to build up some sort of outrage toward Islamic peoples, but either way, it is a horrible incident.

Sadly, Fr. Marcotte noted that St. Bartholomew hosted this weekend a priest who had been imprisoned and suffered greatly at the hands of Muslims in Africa.

We must all pray for peace amidst these difficult times.  Satan loves war and violence.


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Father John Hollowell (622 Posts)

Oldest of 11 children. Catholic Priest. Fan of God, my family and friends, Pope Benedict, John of the Cross, good movies, and football (but not football commercials).