Reader asks: How can news consumers decide if Ethiopian massacre reports are true? In terms of secular newsrooms, The Daily Mail has covered this highly symbolic story: “Demonstrators loot churches in Chile and burn statues of Jesus in the streets as month-long protest over inequality turns violent.” However, this only proves the larger point, since the Mail is known as a conservative-market newspaper. Here is the top of a recent report from the ultra-conservative ChurchMilitant.com: Vandals stormed La Asuncion Church in Santiago and took out pews and chairs to add to a burning barricade. The Chilean capital’s mayor estimated about 75,000 people had crowded the square. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in Santiago in a fresh day of anti-government protests. But demonstrators' complaints grew to include income inequality, low wages and Chile's high cost of living. In Chile, Archbishop Condemns Arson Attacks That Destroyed Catholic Churches A number of churches across Chile have been attacked and looted amid political demonstrations in the country. Catholic News Service is a leading agency for religious news. The riots “commemorate” last year’s anti-government protests. I wonder that the banners said? Vandals destroyed both the St. Francis Borgia Church and the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Santiago, Chile. Much of the religious statuary was smashed and painted over with anti-Catholic graffiti. Groups of hooded protesters entered two Catholic churches setting fire to the St. Francis Borgia Church, which is the parish of the Carabineros, Chile’s police force, and to the Church … The parish is home to institutional ceremonies for the “Carabineros,” Chile’s national police, a force unpopular with protesters over accusations of it employing repressive tactics, including 345 eye injuries from the use of pellets shot from anti-riot weapons, according to a U.N. report. Burning church, cop on fire: A whiff of what the left wants for us from Chile By Monica Showalter If you want a gander at what the far left really wants for all of us, take a … Some of the church goods were used to build a bonfire in nearby Plaza Italia. SANTIAGO, Chile — Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. The church, San Andres Chapel, is one of 16 churches destroyed by arson attacks since December 2015. Loading ... We Were Warned: The Prophecies Of The New Church - Duration: 15:42. Around the world, arson is committed because empty churches are a soft target, or due to Excommunication, racial hatred, prejudice against certain religions or religious beliefs, as part of a sectarian campaign of communal violence, or as a means of anonymously registering dissent or anti-religious sentiment. Return To Tradition 27,563 views. Unknown attackers burned the church and destroyed two high-tension electricity towers, the Associated Press news agency reported. Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. The vast majority of Chile yearns for justice and effective measures that help to overcome inequality. Joe Biden era puts transgender rights atop newsroom agendas (which creates religion news). Photos from inside the burning building show graffiti reading “death to the Nazarene,” meaning Jesus, and anti-police slogans. Chile church attacks reflect growing Latam wave of anti-Christian violence. Catholic Church Desecrated In Chile Return To Tradition. Protests began in response to a recent raise in subway fares in Santiago. © var today = new Date(); document.write(today.getFullYear()); GetReligion.org unless otherwise noted.All rights reserved. SANTIAGO, Chile – Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. 443-524-3150 Roman Catholicism was brought to the country by priests sent with the Spanish colonizers. Church arson is the burning or attempting to burn of religious property. The tabernacle was damaged and smeared with the word “rapists.” Photos taken at the scene showed that the door of the tabernacle was left open. Large groups of anti-government rioters in Santiago, Chile went on to burn down two Catholic churches, after vandalizing buildings and looting stores as protests broke out in the city over the weekend, CBN News reports. Chileans go to the polls Oct. 25 in a referendum on whether to rewrite the nation’s constitution, which was drafted during the 1973-1990 regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. During Chile’s 1973-1990 dictatorship, several bishops spoke out in defense of human rights and worked closely with indigenous populations. The crucifix was hauled out of the church, broken, and put on display in the street. Source: CNS. Anatomy of a scandal: What's next for journalists working on the Ravi Zacharias fallout? Why are churches burning in Chile? SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. ADVERTISEMENT Protests and riots erupted in Chile’s capital city of Santiago over the weekend ahead of a referendum on whether to throw out the country’s constitution, the Wall Street Journal reported . An Associated Press photographer witnessed people dragging church pews, statues of Jesus and other religious iconography from La Asuncion church onto the street and setting them on fire in a flaming barricade before they clashed with police. The assailing of two parishes comes as Chile’s Catholic Church suffers the fallout from accusations of clergy sexual abuse and the hierarchy’s improper response to such crimes. The Church of San Francisco de Borja suffered similar damage, in part because it is considered the home church of the Carabineros, Chile’s national police. Filed Under: Feature, News, World News. St. Francis Borgia Church also was vandalized, and religious items were stolen, a church official said. “The burning of churches is an expression of the disgruntlement” that many Mapuche feel for the Catholic Church, said German Silva, a political analyst at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Unknown attackers burned the church and destroyed two high-tension electricity towers, the Associated Press news agency reported. Behind the headlines: As winter storm cripples Texas power grid, people of faith rally to help. What are those Baptist pastors talking about? Radials burning a church is right up its alley. The historic church dates to 1876. 320 Cathedral Street Chick Corea's life and music: If Scientology 'informed' his art, why not offer a few examples? I have been following these events on Twitter and, after several days of doing that, I decided to check and see what kind of mainstream news coverage these hellish scenes have received. Church officials and media reports described the Oct. 18 gatherings through the country as peaceful, but unrest broke out late in the day, with some protesters entering and vandalizing parishes in Santiago, the national capital. …. Masked protestors filmed and cheered as the burning spire of a Chilean church crashed to the ground Sunday night, video shows. During Chile’s 1973-1990 dictatorship, several bishops spoke out in defense of human rights and worked closely with indigenous populations. Apparently this is now a 'conservative' news story, Outspoken but quiet, conservative but progressive: Media profile U.S. Catholic bishops' Latino leader, Reporters' reminders: (1) Two stories can be one story, so (2) watch religious media for ideas, report from the ultra-conservative ChurchMilitant.com, Demonstrators loot churches in Chile and burn statues of Jesus in the streets as month-long protest over inequality turns violent.”. The issue is whether American newsrooms ran that story — which is often hard to see on the Internet, since many newspapers do not include wire-service stories in their online editions. Lord have mercy! A Catholic church has been burned down in southern Chile, according to police. The Catholic missions in Chile were administered by Spain’s Department of Colonial Affairs, a secular body. Rioters set fire to and destroyed two Catholic Churches in Chile on Sun., Oct. 18. As you would expect, American news operations have been busy covering other stories. “These violent groups contrast with many others who have demonstrated peacefully. Masked demonstrators carry a cross with Jesus Christ, taken from inside a church, during a protest against government education reforms in Santiago, Chile Reuters. Around the world, arson is committed because empty churches are a soft target, or due to Excommunication, racial hatred, prejudice against certain religions or religious beliefs, as part of a sectarian campaign of communal violence, or as a means of anonymously registering dissent or anti-religious sentiment. You can see some of the inevitable political labels in this material from LifeSiteNews, another conservative media source. The final war between Good and Evil has begun and Antifa is at the front line pic.twitter.com/uMTaO33reg. This could haunt Biden’s Middle East work, EU hypocrisy? Some masked thugs appeared to have stolen a statue from within one of the churches, so damaged as to be unrecognizable, and took pictures next to it, smiling and pointing at it. Masked protesters recorded video and cheered as the burning spire of a Chilean church crashed to the ground Sunday night. Church arson is the burning or attempting to burn of religious property. Catholic Review Media provides intergenerational communications that inform, teach, inspire and engage Catholics and all of good will in the mission of Christ through diverse forms of media. Miriam A. Espinoza ("Evangelical Focus," June 16, 2016) One year ago I was horrified to see Islamic terrorist groups burning churches in Nigeria, Indian Christians beaten to death, or Christian families expelled form their houses in … On Friday, hooded protesters looted a Catholic Church, in Santiago. Vandals destroyed both the St. Francis Borgia Church and the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Santiago, Chile. Amateur video recorded the vandals removing a statue of the Virgin Mary, along with other sacred objects, from the church. SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hooded protesters looted a Roman Catholic church … near the main gathering site for three weeks of mass protests against Chile’s government over inequality. In fact, it would appear that this is a “conservative news story,” which apparently means that attacks on Catholic churches in Chile is only of interest to political conservatives. That would not be “liberal” news or “conservative” news. By Mary Margaret Olohan Daily Caller News Foundation. I get that. Protests and riots erupted in Chile’s capital city of Santiago over the weekend ahead of a referendum on whether to throw out the country’s constitution, The Wall Street Journal reported. Today vandals in Santiago, Chile, firebombed three Catholic churches just ahead of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to the South American nation on Monday. Rioters set fire to and destroyed two Catholic Churches in Chile on Sun., Oct. 18. Chile Anniversary Rallies Turn Violent as Churches Burned, Police Fire Tear Gas By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 18, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 18, 2020, at 3:39 p.m. The current protests occurred a week before a referendum on whether to ditch a dictatorship-era constitution. I ask that as a way of judging whether the Catholic churches was targeted by demonstrators or the trashing and burning seen at this church was a random event. SANTIAGO, Chile (ChurchMilitant.com) - Rioters looted a church and burned its contents on the street in Chile's capital on Friday.Vandals stormed La Asuncion Church in … "The burning of churches is an expression of the disgruntlement" that many Mapuche feel for the Catholic Church, said German Silva, a political analyst at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Burning church in Chile, Youtbe Two Catholic churches were destroyed in Santiago, Chile last Sunday in the wake of riots marking the one-year anniversary of anti-government protests that called for a new constitution to replace the one from Pinochet’s military regime in 1980. "The burning of churches is an expression of the disgruntlement" that many Mapuche feel for the Catholic Church, said German Silva, a political analyst at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Just asking. During Chile’s 1973-1990 dictatorship, several bishops spoke out in defense of human rights and worked closely with indigenous populations. CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 07:14 pm (CNA).- A Florida man has been arrested after he reportedly admitted to crashing a minivan into a Catholic Church and then setting it on fire. Meanwhile, the role of the Catholic Church in the politics of Chile is complicated and, as you would expect, decades of arguments about clergy sexual abuse … They also took statues and images of Jesus from the church as well as statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints to be burned in the fire. As you would expect, American news operations have been busy covering other stories. SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. President Joe Biden's a Pope Francis fan, but does that mean the pope's a fan of Biden? Baltimore, MD 21201 October 19, 2020By Catholic News Service Catholic News Service This occurred amid weeks of protests in the capital. 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A Catholic church in Collipulli, in the Araucanía region of Chile, was burnt down in the early hours of 9 August. So what happened with this ongoing trend in Chile, other than the fact that American newspapers struggle to cover international news. A Catholic church has been burned down in southern Chile, according to police. Please pray for Chile! Meanwhile, the role of the Catholic Church in the politics of Chile is complicated and, as you would expect, decades of arguments about clergy sexual abuse and related topics has not helped the situation. Copyright © 2020 Catholic News Service/U.S. Masked protestors filmed and cheered as the burning spire of a Chilean church crashed to the ground Sunday night, video shows. Backing up a bit, the Associated Press did cover this trend when nine churches burned in the weeks leading up to the 2018 visit to Chile by Pope Francis. Videos posted on social media showed the spire of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Santiago burning, then crashing to the ground as a nearby crowd cheered. Demonstrations had been taking place in the run-up to the October 25 national referendum on whether to strike down Chile’s dictator-era constitution. A January survey from polling firm Cadem found that 75% of respondents disapprove of the church’s performance. Photos from inside the burning building show graffiti reading “death to the Nazarene,” meaning Jesus, and anti-police slogans. What’s the bottom line here? Catholic churches burning in Chile? Tagged: AP, Associated Press, LifesiteNews.com, ChurchMilitant.com, Chile, church fires, immigration, Antifa, The Daily Mail, Santiago. SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) -- Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos. Catholic Review Media communicates the Gospel and its impact on people’s lives in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and beyond. They do not want more corruption or abuse; they expect dignified, respectful and fair treatment.”, Archbishop Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago called for an end to the violence Oct. 18, calling it evil and saying, “We cannot justify the unjustifiable.”. Chile erupted in protests in October 2019 after an increase in metro fares in the city of Santiago. Still, it was strange to see very, very little evidence that this Nov. 8 AP report was picked up. Catholic Review SANTIAGO, Chile, October 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Two Catholic churches were destroyed in Chile’s capital city Sunday in the wake of riots … But the small fare increase belied much deeper dissatisfaction with economic inequality in the country, which had been promoted in recent decades as a development success story with pro-market policies. Ashes spread to Santiago’s Plaza Italia square where thousands were chanting and holding banners, while others turned on the lights on their cellphones and waved Chilean national flags. “The citizenry that wants justice, probity, the overcoming of inequalities and opportunities to be able to pull ourselves up as a country will not be intimidated by threats of violence and will fulfill their civic duty,” the bishops’ statement said. Black church leaders working to promote COVID-19 vaccines to their skeptical flocks. Chile, Church burnings, Mapuche CathNews - Chile's church burnings: Revenge of the Mapuche continues CathNews is Australia’s leading Catholic news service, which delivers news, features, prayers, opinions, reflections, discussion, and Mass on Demand, aggregated … “These events over the past few hours in Santiago and other cities in Chile show that there are no limits to those that exacerbate violence,” the Chilean bishops’ conference said in an Oct. 18 statement. SANTIAGO, Chile, October 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Two Catholic churches were destroyed in Chile’s capital city Sunday in the wake of riots … Masked demonstrators carry a cross with Jesus Christ, taken from inside a church, during a protest against government education reforms in Santiago, Chile Reuters. Demonstrators loot churches in Chile and burn statues of Jesus in the streets as month-long protest over inequality turns violent. Roman Catholic Church [edit | edit source] Roman Catholicism was the national religion of Chile before 1925 and continues to be a dominant force. …, The bishops conference of Chile condemned the attack on La Asuncion Church, saying in a statement, "An attack on temples and places of prayer, without any respect for God or for those who believe in Him, causes us pain.". The Church of San Francisco de Borja suffered similar damage, in part because it is considered the home church of the Carabineros, Chile’s national police. The nearby headquarters of Pedro de Valdivia University was also looted on Friday. Sources: https://www.returntotradition.org Contact Me: Email: return2catholictradition@gmail.com Support My Work: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AnthonyStine Linking Kamala Harris to 'Jezebel.' Two Christian churches have been burned in Chile, the fourth and fifth alleged arson cases in 24 hours. As Chile reels from protest and tumult fueled by a push to rewrite the country’s Pinochet-era constitution, the Catholic Church appears caught in the middle, with two churches being torched over the weekend while onlookers cheered, part of a broader pattern of street violence. Did the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol involve Christian 'heresy' or was it 'apostasy'? I find this very depressing. Please pray for Chile! The first of the two cases is the burning of the Catholic church of Santa Joaquina. Those horrible images would be everywhere. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 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