The cemetery is cleaned and reconsecrated, but some spots will always bear signs of the vandalism.
Bishop Robert Barron was understandably perturbed when he found a cemetery in his diocese was desecrated on Halloween night. The next day, after witnessing the offensive and anti-Catholic rhetoric graffitied over grave markers and statues, the prelate vowed to reconsecrate the graveyard. Now, he’s followed through on his pledge, and he’s sharing the ceremony on YouTube.
Aleteia previously reported that the cemetery was extensively tagged with blue and brown spray paint. Images shared on Twitter show unsavory language from what can be made out from the barely legible letters. In particular there were several columbarium niches that were practically covered. One of the images must have shown some especially offensive text, as the photos needed to be blurred out on Twitter.