St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue Vandalized
There are a lot of Catholics (including me) who are extremely upset about the vandalism that took place, earlier September 16th, 2020.
I have been attending Saint Patrick's Cathedral church ever since I was a little girl. I remember always staring at the historic Jesus statue every time I attended service.
When I saw the breaking news on Abc 7 about the statue, I was livid.
All I could think was how this person destroyed something I always admired looking at since I was younger?
I have sat through readings, sermons, and prayers staring at the 90-year-old statue that was placed behind the altar. Shoot even special events when I had my baptism, first communion, and confirmation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
You have an idea of how special that church is to me.
Bishop Mark Seitz was also heartbroken about the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue.
The only good news is they have arrested a suspect in this case.
When I saw the news I couldn't help but think this dude is definitely going to hell, but then it dawned on me about the mass that was held at the last Sunday's mass.
The main point behind the sermon focused on the subject of forgiveness. As a good Catholic, we're supposed to try and follow the Lord's prayer which I will admit is hard to do. The words "and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us" isn't easy.
Bishop Mark Seitz mentioned he will be praying for the suspect to get the help he needs.