What is most troubling is that the thieves took nothing else from the Church
Make no mistake; what happened in Carbondale is a very, very serious matter. Of course, with the Bishop, we hope the thief will realize the gravity of his action, return the ciborium with the consecrated hosts and repent. However, we need to remember that the enemies of Christ know full well the truth of who He is. They also know that He is truly present in the Holy Eucharist.