catholic university shows off Jesus watching like George Floyd

Leadership in an important Catholic university in the United States is being blamed of blasphemy over its approval of a painting that portrays Jesus with the face of George Floyd.

The painting, ‘Mama’ by iconographer Kelly Latimore, evokes the Christian imagination of Pietà, showing the Virgin Mary in mourning with the dead body of Jesus in his arms. by Latimore version depicts the two as black people, and Jesus has the features of Floyd. The Catholic University of America (CUA) welcomed a stamp of the image in his School of Law in May, putting it on display to Mary Mirror of Chapel of Justice, but the decision proved controversial.

“The icon hasn’t place at the Catholic University of America; it is blasphemous and an offense to the Catholic faith, but it is hardly surprising that it was put there. “ one junior at CUA said conservative news website The daily signal. “AND just another symptom of liberalization and secularization of our campus “.

The report cited several people unhappy with the presence of the image on campus, although most of they asked him to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation. They said talking against would publicly expose them to accusations of racism.

critics who agreed to be nominated in the report includes Blayne Clegg, a sophomore student And former President of Republican college, a GOP student body, and Jared Jagiello, a member of the university’s student government association.

“George Floyd is not Jesus Christ”, Clegg was quoted as saying. “He is not a saint, nor a martyr, and for, in whatever way, compare it with the sinless son of Almighty God must do an overwhelming disservice to the vast majority of Catholics and Catholic Theology “.

The Daily Signal said it reviewed a video of the welcome ceremony in May, which has been ever since made private. In it, Father Jude DeAngelo, university chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, called on God “Sanctify and bless this icon we will make use in adoration of the Blessed Mother “, as she sprayed it with holy water, the report said. The university told the outlet that the print depicted Mary and Jesus.

Another print of the same painting is said to hang in The offices of Campus Ministry in Caldwell Hall, the outlet said, citing a source.

Latimora is famous for using Orthodox Christian iconography in depicting famous public figures, which he perceives as moral examples to emulate rather than saints to venerate. Lot of of his subjects were prominent figures in the civil rights movement like Martin Luther King Jr. or simply promoted acceptance and love, like beloved children show guest Fred Rogers.

The Catholic Church has been quite grateful of his work. The painting “Refugees: La Sagra-da Familia”, depicting Joseph, Mary and Jesus as refugees from Latin America, was choice for The cover of ‘A stranger and you welcomed me’, the book written by Pope Francis in support of refugees.

“Mamma” was painted by Latimore in June 2020 on request of his partner and in direct response to the police which triggers the mass protest killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. He She said in an interview in April to which he prefers to answer “Yup,” when asked if dead person in his work it’s Jesus or Floyd.

“This non-response has frustrated hell out of A lot of people” He said. “They are the ones trying to protect God, and we can be nice sure that when we try to protect God, we are creating an idol “.

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