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*Image: The statue of Columbus in front of City Hall in Columbus, Ohio being taken down on July 1, 2020 to be palced in storage [Doral Chenoweth/ColumbusDispatch]. The statue was sculpted by Eduardo Alfieri and presented by the citizens of Genoa, Italy to the people of Columbus in 1955.

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing, July 10, 2020

David Carlin is a retired professor of sociology and philosophy at the Community College of Rhode Island, and the author of The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America.


David CarlinI am struggling to understand the leftist/BLM animus against Christopher Columbus.  I understand their animus against Confederate generals.  They hate these generals because they fought to defend the South’s “peculiar institution” – i.e., slavery.

Though I understand this anti-CSA animus, I don’t sympathize with it.  Why not?  Perhaps because of my Catholic upbringing, which taught me that I should detest my own sins more than the sins of others, especially more than the sins of people who last committed those sins more than 150 years ago.  ….

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