DORCHESTER (CBS) – Someone smashed the head off of a statue of Jesus in Dorchester.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

The Rev. Jack Ahern of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Church said he found the statue’s head lying on the ground in pieces last weekend.

“Sunday morning, about three o’clock, someone saw someone smashing the head of Christ, completely decapitating Christ and pushed the statue off its base,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Wednesday.

Some parishioners picked the statue up and tied it to the church sign nearby.

But Ahern said the statue is beyond repair.

“It’s so disrespectful. There’s no respect any more,” a parishioner said.

“I wonder how people are raised with the lack of morals, that they would even think of doing that.”

There have been no arrests.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports

Comments (311)
  1. Ed Cross says:

    If a woman is beaten, threatened and tortured by a famous husband… are we not going to sympathize when she defaces a public poster with his picture on it? So it is with those suffering ptsd from religion. They received their wounds “in the house of [their] friends”, they were long since betrayed by their church. They have finally escaped the mental abuse and the threats of bodily harm only to have its spokesman thrust in their face on every street corner.

  2. Hitch-22 says:

    Atheist here. I notice a lot of anger in some of the comments, I just don’t appreciate anyone disrespecting the belief systems of others. Vandalism is vandalism, and no act of destruction should be considered productive.

  3. mangotango says:

    Read in the Bible where it discusses graven images . . . isn’t a statue considered a graven image?

  4. butters says:


  5. Kristofer says:

    Jesus has been through worse. He will be back on his feet so fast there won’t be enough time for him to stink. Just like last time.

  6. Char says:

    Simple respect, no matter who or what you believe, just show simple respect.

  7. Susan5 says:

    there’s no basis to conclude this was “senseless” –although I (an atheist) find it disturbing and deplorable.
    probably not opportunistic violence–a lot of passion– but could well be a reaction against genuine abuse from [source 1=”by” 2=”the” 3=”statue” language=”symbolized”][/source].
    I pray for this person and hope all affected will find healing.

    (if I seem to contradict myself- “I am large, I contain multitudes.” -Whitman)

  8. Peter says:

    People who tell others to educate themselves on history, and then make gross historical errors should think about if believing something hard enough makes it true. It doesn’t. Neither does repeating a lie long enough times make it true. Christians did not kill millions of Muslims because they were not Christian. Nor were countless people burned at the stake during the inquisition (there were some), people in that time would ask to by tried by the Church courts because they knew they were more lenient. Think people, and don’t take what your angry neo-pagan and atheist friends tell you for granted – do some research.

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