The news is out: [Two statues of the Virgin Mary were vandalized in Boston and New York over the weekend.
The authorities are investigating incidents that occurred outside the Saint Peter’s Parish church in Dorchester, Boston, on Saturday and the Cathedral Prep School and Seminary in Elmhurst, Queens, New York, on Friday.
Police were called to the Saint Peter’s Parish church on Saturday night after the plastic flowers included on the statue were set on fire.
The statue was damaged with burn marks on the face, arms and hands, and Father John Currie, who is the pastor of the church, said his reaction the news was “sadness. Disappointment. Our image of our lady is so important to us in our faith.”]
Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;