According to a report from Newsweek, the Department of Homeland Security is warning Catholic Churches about a planned “Night of Rage,” following a recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade.
The document sent out to churches was labeled “urgent memo,” and sent from the Diocese of Stockton, California. The memo states that a DHS agent alerted the diocese of a manifesto from an “extremist group” calling for attacks on churches beginning at 8 p.m. the evening the court issues its opinion.
Some churches have already stated that they intend to hire armed guards for the next few days, while Catholic parishioners have vowed to carry concealed weapons while attending mass.
Per Newsweek, the threats are not specific but DHS agent Jesse Rangel informed Churches that “large groups with cells nationwide have already been discovered ‘casing’ parishes.”
Because of the warning as well as a recent surge in attacks against Catholic churches, the diocese issued a “critical notice” for clergy and further instructed them to “develop a plan should you see or hear anything suspicious.”
More than twenty pro-life and pregnancy centers have already been firebombed or attacked since last month’s leaked Supreme Court draft opinion, and over a dozen Catholic churches have been targeted as well.
Catholic Vote has created a map to track the violence against pro-life and pregnancy centers. All of the attacks happened after the leaked draft opinion by the Supreme Court.
According to PM, the pro-abortion militant group, ‘Jane’s Revenge’ has claimed responsibility for many of the attacks and has declared that their 30 days of patience and mercy have come to an end. They warn of more attacks.
“Your thirty days expired yesterday,” the group stated in a letter published on June 15. “We offered an honorable way out. You could have walked away. Now the leash is off. And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue.”
The group takes responsibility for recent attacks on pregnancy and pro-life centers in “Madison WI, Ft. Collins CO, Reisertown MA, Olympia WA, Des Moines IA, Lynwood WA, Washington DC, Ashville NC, Buffalo NY, Hollywood FL, Vancouver WA, Frederick MA, Denton TX, Gresham OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR.”
“You know that we are serious.” Much of their graffiti reads “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you.”