They took Mary from Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in Newport Beach. Unfortunately, I think the newspaper is right - this is not some sort of retaliatory act, but an economic one, albeit illegal. Let's hope the scrap yard is scrupulous and turns her into authorities.Thieves pried a four-to-five-foot bronze statue of the Virgin Mary off its base at a Newport Beach Catholic church, most likely for its recycling value, Newport Beach police Lt. Craig Fox said.The statue stolen Friday night depicted the mother of Jesus Christ bent in prayer, and sat in front of the Our Lady Queen of Angels Church sign at the corner of Mar Vista and Domingo drives.
Unfortunately, the ghastly mural on the back of St. Joseph's Church cannot be stolen. And even if it were statuary, I'm not sure anyone would want it.