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Church of the Resurrection: Lansing, Michigan

A YouTube video posted by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing showed surveillance camera footage taken outside the Church of the Resurrection between 11:52 p.m. and 11:56 p.m. on Oct. 8. The footage shows three unidentified vandals spray-painting pro-abortion messages on the sidewalk in front of the church.

In a statement issued alongside the surveillance footage, the diocese said, “The spray-painted messages, which met worshippers arriving for Sunday Mass, were daubed on the church doors, signage and sidewalk. They included: ‘RESTORE ROE’ and ‘IS OVERTURNING ROE WORTH YOUR LIFE OR YOUR DEMOCRACY?’”

The pastor of the Church of the Resurrection, Fr. Steve Mattson, reacted to the defacement of church property by declaring, “Our hope and our prayer is that those who did this to our parish church are not just brought to justice but are also brought to conversion, brought to an encounter with the love of Jesus, brought to a realization that anger corrodes the soul while life in Christ brings only freedom, peace and healing.”

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The church’s electronic sign now reads: “To whomever vandalized our church: We forgive you and we are praying for you.”

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