Saturday, May 7, 2005

Police Arrest Man For Defacing Mary Image

In Chicago...the amazing thing is that in a city as large as Chicago they couldn't find a phone listing for "Victor Gonzalez"...I would think there would be at least twenty or more people with that name living there...

From - News - Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Defacing Virgin Mary Image:

A man was arrested for allegedly scrawling 'Big Lie' over a stain on an expressway underpass that some believed was an image of the Virgin Mary.

Authorities then painted over the stain because it had been defaced, police spokesman David Banks said Friday.

Authorities charged Victor Gonzalez, 37, of Chicago with criminal damage to state supported property, a misdemeanor. Witnesses had seen him painting the image, Banks said. A telephone listing for Gonzalez could not immediately be found.


  1. I am a bit tired of all the sensationalism that goes into people seeing holy images in clouds, trees, Big Macs, viaducts, dirty windows, and strange birthmarks. This cheapens faith to some kind of subjective experience like composing poems out of phone books.
    Better to see the holy image that God engraved in our hearts and in so commonly lost in the maze, fog and mess that we call society.
    Our Lady can be better served by following her example of humility and faith in her quiet, self-denying way.

  2. JMJ

    I agree. There is nothing less Catholic than to seek extraordinary manifesatations of God's hand. Our Lord was rather severe on those who sought signs and wonders. But it is the sign of the times in a time when the "norm" is to decide for themselves what is true and false, that so many "Catholics" base their faith on these imaginary phenomena and so-called apparitions. If you stand for nothing, you fall for anything.


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