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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:56 PM

Arson at 3 Catholic churches serving Hispanics in El Paso probed by FBI, reward set

Source: nbc


“We are counting on assistance from members of the community to keep our city safe,” the FBI said.

Sept. 21, 2019, 12:52 PM CDT / Updated Sept. 21, 2019, 2:50 PM CDT


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering rewards of up to $15,000 in the search for culprits in arson attacks at three Catholic churches in El Paso that largely serve Hispanics and migrants.

The first blaze was set outside the St. Matthew Catholic Church on May 7. Exactly a week later, incendiary devices were thrown at St. Patrick Cathedral, a spokesman for the Diocese of El Paso previously told NBC News.

Then, on June 15, firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from the main sanctuary of St. Jude Catholic Church. They found a broken window near the chapel’s altar.


“We are counting on assistance from members of the community to keep our city safe,” the FBI said in a press release Thursday announcing rewards of $5,000 for information on each arson attack, or $15,000 for all three.
Image: St. Jude Catholic Church....................

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riversedge Sep 21 OP
MaryMagdaline Sep 21 #1
MBS Sep 21 #2
MaryMagdaline Sep 21 #3
pnwmom Sep 21 #6
eggplant Sep 21 #7
47of74 Sep 22 #9
Hestia Sep 22 #10
pnwmom Sep 21 #4
Scruffy1 Sep 21 #5
dalton99a Sep 22 #8
MaryMagdaline Sep 23 #11
pnwmom Sep 23 #12

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 05:18 PM

1. Wonder how many RW Catholics will come to the defense of their

Fellow Catholics. Kavanaugh, Giuliani, Sean Hannity ...

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 06:23 PM

2. my thoughts as well.

For all its complexities and failings in other areas, the official Catholic Church (the names above presumably excepted) has been very consistently pro-immigrant, and in the US, especially sensitive to the problems of Hispanic immigrants.

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Response to MBS (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 06:26 PM

3. Yes. Now they'll find out their "pro-life" pals

Aren’t so pro-life when it comes to poor black and brown Catholics.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:04 PM

6. The evangelicals weren't always pro-life. I think they adopted the position to draw in

some Catholics.

But there are millions of Catholics who reject the Church's position on contraception and abortion.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:57 PM

7. Yup.

The Christian right was not originally animated by abortion, but by the defense of private, tax-exempt, racially segregated colleges and schools.”

https://www.salon.com/2018/07/08/when-evangelicals-were-pro-choice-and-the-nra-was-pro-gun-control-a-history-of-hypocrisy/

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 08:04 AM

9. Their "pro life pals" don't give two shits about human life....

...once it has exited the birth canal unless it can be used to drum up votes.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 11:02 AM

10. or money in the collection plates n/t

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 09:32 PM

4. Catholics were more likely to vote for Hillary than Protestants. The Catholics on the Supreme Court

are not representative of the Church overall.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 10:58 PM

5. I live in El Paso.

This city voted 80% for Hillary. The only reason Trump bothered coming here was to foment violence and cause fear. It's easy to see that a man of no character at all is stupid enough to believe that we will cower in fear. When we say El Paso Strong we mean it. Catholic churches here issue t-shirts that say "No Human Is Illegal" among other things.
The people in this city are the best, if not the richest. Strangers wave, teenagers help old ladies off and on buses, hold the door for other people, and you don't just do business-you make friend. We are stronger and happier than that pathetic loser will ever be.

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 12:23 AM

8. +1. It is a great city, full of good people.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 03:09 PM

11. Non white Catholics went for Hillary

White Catholics now align more with the right wing. There are very few white liberals left in the church.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 04:15 PM

12. Non-hispanic Catholics split votes evenly between R's and D's.

There are plenty of white liberals left in the Church. Just not as many as there should be.

(And there are plenty of hispanic anti-abortion Catholics as well)

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