Photos by James A. McBride


At the Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. Mary Church in Malaga, Bishop Dennis Sullivan, standing with Father Ariel Hernandez, Deacon Michael Carter and altar server Nicholas Baugh, blesses the statue that was decapitated by vandals in an early morning attack on Sept. 19. Pictured above is the damaged head of the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue; right photo, the head of the statue in the Shrine of the Blessed Mother was also heavily damaged in the attack.