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Naked Springs woman harasses pastor and attacks cop

1 Feb

A 34-year-old woman was Tased and arrested Saturday afternoon after she allegedly harassed a church pastor, took off her clothes and attacked a police officer.

According to the Colorado Springs police, Megan Cawiezell apparently went to the Evangelical Christian Academy and was pounding on the car of a man who identified himself as the pastor at the church. The report said she tried to take his cell phone, then took off all her clothes and began hitting other cars in the parking lot.

When police arrived Cawiezell had left and was later found coming out of a house nearby. She approached a police officer and started hitting him in the chest. That’s when he hit her with his Taser and arrested her.


Baby Jesus stolen from nativity scene

5 Jan

STEAMBOAT, CO — In late November, someone stole about $7,000 in checks and cash from the Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat, Colorado.  The money, collected during a charity fundraiser, was reportedly taken from a locked case in the church office. The case was accessed by a key that was in a desk drawer.

Then, last week, someone stole baby Jesus, Joseph and a lamb from the church’s downtown Nativity scene.

The theft of the three Nativity figures has not been solved. Baby Jesus, Joseph and a lamb were stolen from the Nativity scene in front of the church. The church’s priest said the figures were screwed into a sheet of plywood.

He said he noticed them missing Saturday, but a parishioner told him they might have been missing all of the previous week.

Bob Dapper, a member of the Knights of Columbus group with the church, said he set up the Nativity this year in increments leading up to Christmas Day, adding the figures of Jesus, Joseph and Mary on Christmas Eve.

After the theft, Mary and a lamb remained, but the lamb had been knocked on its side.

Grand Junction Mormon church vandalized

12 Aug

Latest in string of anti-LDS attacks

UPDATES on the damage: Manypictures hanging in the halls inside had glass broken. Damage was also done to a window in the church nursery, two exterior glass doors and fire extinguisher cases. Several items from the church were found outside the building. Total damaged estimated in the thousands of dollars. There have been numerous church vandalism attacks in the area in recent months.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) ― Members of a Mormon church in Grand Junction are cleaning up after vandals broke windows, doors and pictures.

Members of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints showed up Tuesday morning to help clean up. Grand Junction police are investigating the incident.

The damage included broken glass and numerous pictures that were vandalized. Two exterior glass doors and a window in the church nursery were broken. Fire extinguisher cases were smashed.

What appeared to be water was spilled in the chapel.



24 Feb

Anarchist Glories in Crime committed in View of Denver Congregation

Assassin “Hates All Priests.”

DENVER, Col., Feb. 23. 1908 — Father Leo Heinrichs, pastor of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, was shot and killed at the altar this morning by Giuseppe Guarnacoto (Alia), an Italian Anarchist, who entered the church ostensibly to take the sacrament.

Among those attending the Mass was fifty year old Giuseppe Alia, who had recently immigrated from Italy. Alia arrived before Mass and seated himself in the third row, in front of the pulpit. It was a 6 a.m. “Workingmen’s Mass,” and there was only a short sermon so that the men would not be late for work.

During Communion, Alia knelt at the communion rail and received the host. Then, however, he spat it into his hand and flung it at Father Leo’s face.

The host dropped to the floor as Alia drew his revolver and aimed it at Father Leo’s heart. As an altar boy screamed a warning, the Sicilian opened fire.

The mortally wounded priest exclaimed, “My God, my God!,” before falling to the floor. Before dying, he placed the ciborium on the step of Our Lady’s altar, and managed to place two fallen hosts back into the ciborium before strength left him. In a last gesture, Father Leo pointed to the spilled hosts that he was now too weak to pick up.

Guiseppe Alia attempted to flee the church, but E.J. Quigley, a conductor for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, tripped him. Then, Patrolman Daniel Cronin, an off-duty Denver police officer placed the anarchist under arrest and delivered him to the city jail.

At the police station, Alia boasted of his anarchist ideas, saying,

“I went over there because I have a grudge against all priests in general. They are all against the workingman. I went to the communion rail because I could get a better shot. I did not care whether he was a German priest or any other kind of priest. They are all in the same class… I shot him, and my only regret is that I could not shoot the whole bunch of priests in the church.”

Alia was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death by hanging within weeks of the shooting.

Shortly before the execution, a Franciscan priest from St. Elizabeth’s visited Alia in prison. Infuriated, Alia cursed and swore at him.

Alia never expressed any remorse, and, despite the pleas of the friars at St. Elizabeth’s, he was hanged at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City. Alia’s last words, reportedly, were “Death to the priests!”