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Tags: church | vandalism | roe v. wade | dobbs | abortion

Historic Catholic Church Destroyed in Suspected Arson

Historic Catholic Church Destroyed in Suspected Arson
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By    |   Tuesday, 28 June 2022 04:28 PM EDT

Authorities in Raleigh County, West Virginia, are investigating the charred remains of St. Colman Catholic Church as a possible arson attack.

The tiny 19th-century building was discovered destroyed in the town of Beaver on Sunday, two days after the Supreme Court overruled the nearly 50-year Roe v. Wade precedent, sending the abortion issue back to states.

"On 6/26/2022 units from Beaver VFD were alerted to a structure fire at the Saint Colman Catholic Church on Irish Mountain Road in Shady Spring, WV," the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department wrote on Facebook.

"Upon arrival we found the structure was already burned to the ground and smoldering. At this time the fire is considered suspicious in nature and is being investigated as arson."

According to the National Register of Historic Places, "The Little Catholic Church on Irish Mountain" under the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston was listed as being constructed between 1877-88.

The news comes as churches across the country have been threatened and vandalized by extremist pro-abortion groups and rogue individuals upset by the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling.

In Fairfax County, Virginia, the fire and rescue service said it received a call Sunday morning that mulch was smoking at St. John Neumann Catholic Community Church in a possible failed attempt to start a fire, NBC's WAVY-TV 10 reported.

Meanwhile, a recent memo from the Department of Health and Human Services revealed that it had warned local law enforcement about potential vandalism and violence to churches, pregnancy centers, and conservative groups.

"We expect violence could occur for weeks following the release, particularly as DVEs [domestic violent extremists] may be mobilized to respond to changes in state laws and ballot measures on abortion stemming from the decision," the department wrote.

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Authorities in Raleigh County, West Virginia, are investigating the charred remains of St. Colman Catholic Church as a possible arson attack.
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Tuesday, 28 June 2022 04:28 PM
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