Saturday, February 7, 2009

Chicago, IL: Catholic Church Set on Fire

When firefighters arrived at a Bridgeport Catholic church early today, they found a message of rage written in red tape across its front doors: "Rape" and "God is a lie."

Words on adjacent doors indicated that the rape happened here, at this church.

The arson shattered the stained glass of All Saints St. Anthony's Church, 518 W. 28th Pl.

It was unclear Friday whether police were looking into a connection between the incident and the priest sex abuse scandal that has plagued the Catholic Church in recent years.

A source confirmed that the Archdiocese of Chicago is talking with a Minnesota law firm about allegations that a former priest, who has been named in other sex abuse law suits, molested an adolescent boy in the rectory of the Bridgeport church decades ago.

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