Catholic School removes statues of Mary and Jesus to be more inclusive

Aug 28, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer:

In this season of rampant anti-statue-ism, where Cecil Rhodes must fall, Edward Colston must tumble, Robert E Lee must be toppled, Captain Cook must yield, Admiral Horatio Nelson must be pulled down and even poor Mahatma Gandhi must hit the dirt, it appears that symbols and memorials of the past have become our battles of the present: drab and cold grey monuments have morphed into vibrant Technicolor movements for change – not so much an organic change of culture as a crusade to revolutionise apprehensions of history and truth. Yesterday’s wise and virtuous are today’s racists and bigots: why would we want to memorialise wickedness or celebrate evil? Don’t statues of a conquering white supremacist and slave-traders offend against all that is noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable?

A Roman Catholic school in California, the San Domenico School in San Anselmo, has gone a step further: Mary must fall; Jesus must tumble; Mary and the baby Jesus together is just too much for non-Catholics to cope with, and so their statues must be pulled down.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

The Holy Family is offensive to non-Christians, and so, in the name of inclusion, their images must be expunged from a Catholic school?

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