Read it and weep.
January 25, 2012
The Honorable Martha Coakley Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General One Ashburton Place Boston, MA 02108 -1518
Dear Madam Attorney General:
Sometime in the early hours of Sunday morning, January 22nd, a statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, located in front of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, at Saint Margaret's Church in Dorchester, was decapitated and knocked off its pedestal. This malevolent act of destruction was directed at an institution that has served the spiritual, charitable, and educational needs of the Dorchester and South Boston communities for more than a century.
It is unlikely that this vandalism was a mere juvenile prank. The damage done to the statue required considerable application of force, probably accompanied by some weapon or instrument. Nor was the statue in some obscure location frequented by delinquent teenagers. The statue was in public sight at one of the busiest intersections in the City of Boston, the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue. The person or persons responsible undertook a significant risk of identification and apprehension to carry out their crime.
I urge you to treat this incident as a potential hate crime and use the resources of your office to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators.
C. J. Doyle *Executive Director * Catholic Action League of Massachusetts 35 Montclair Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02131 (781) 251-9739 Catholicactionleague@gmail.com
Imagine her reaction if this was a muslim mosque?
Imagine the sob stories in the press?
It's my recollection there are security cameras outside of St. Margaret's.
Pray with us...
O Sacred Heart of Jesus,animated with a desire to repair the outrages unceasingly offered to Thee, we prostrate before Thy throne of mercy, and in the name of all mankind, pledge our love and fidelity to Thee.
The more Thy mysteries are blasphemed, the more firmly we shall believe them, O Sacred Heart of Jesus!
The more impiety endeavors to extinguish our hope of immortality, the more we shall trust in Thy Heart, sole Hope of mankind!
The more hearts resist Thy Divine attractions, the more we shall love Thee, O infinitely amiable Heart of Jesus!
The more unbelief attacks Thy Divinity, the more humbly and profoundly we shall adore It, O Divine Heart of Jesus!
The more Thy holy laws are transgressed and ignored, the more we shall delight to observe them, O most holy Heart of Jesus!
The more Thy Sacraments are despised and abandoned, the more frequently we shall receive them with love and reverence, O most generous Heart of Jesus!
The more the imitation of Thy virtues is neglected and forgotten, the more we shall endeavor to practice them, O Heart, model of every virtue!
The more the devil labors to destroy souls, the more we shall be inflamed with desire to save them, O Heart of Jesus, zealous Lover of souls!
The more sin and impurity destroy the image of God in man, the more we shall try by purity of life to be a living temple of the Holy Spirit, O Heart of Jesus!
The more Thy Holy Church is despised, the more we shall endeavor to be her faithful children, O Sweet Heart of Jesus!
The more Thy Vicar on earth is persecuted, the more will we honor him as the infallible head of Thy Holy Church, show our fidelity and pray for him, O kingly Heart of Jesus!
O Sacred Heart, through Thy powerful grace, may we become Thy apostles in the midst of a corrupted world, and be Thy crown in the kingdom of Heaven. Amen.