Down With the “Icon”! by Michael Pakaluk

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By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing, Dec. 22, 2021

Michael Pakaluk, an Aristotle scholar and Ordinarius of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, is a professor in the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America. …

 

Michael PakalukThe painting, “Mama,” by Kelly Latimore – an “icon” of a black Virgin holding a black Jesus (resembling George Floyd) – should not have been displayed at The Catholic University of America, not even as a painting in a museum, because it’s blasphemous. And it’s certainly not a religious object, because it’s not a fit object of devotion for the Catholic faithful.

Please go to Lattimore’s website (here) and examine some of his other paintings. As you will see, he places first in his gallery a painting of Fred Rogers depicted as a saint with an aureole. And it only gets worse from there. …

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