Petition to remove painting "Mama"

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and John H. Garvey, President, Catholic University of America.

 


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We appeal to you to remove from Catholic University the blasphemous painting “Mama” which depicts career criminal George Floyd as Jesus Christ and for other corrective action at the University.

 

“The teaching of the University should be faithfully Catholic, conformed in all things to the creed of the Church and the decisions of the Holy See.”


This was the first principle set down by the founders of The Catholic University of America as the foundation of all the University’s work and its guide for all future action.

 

The University claims “We are still faithfully Catholic today,” but is it, can it be when the University leadership, including President John H. Garvey and Father Jude DeAngelo, university chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, support, promote and bless the display of blasphemous representations of Our Savior, Jesus Christ?

 

Faithful Catholics from across America and around the world demand the removal of this painting, and they demand answers to how this outrage was allowed to occur with the University’s blessing.

 

  1. Why did Catholic University display two copies of artist Kelly Latimore’s painting “Mama,” a painting that that replaces Jesus Christ with George Floyd, a career criminal convicted of eight crimes, including aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, theft with a firearm and drug dealing?
     

  2. Why does Father Jude DeAngelo, university chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, have a homosexual “pride” flag in the office, explicitly defying church teaching on homosexuality and the natural relationship of humans with each other?
     

  3. Why does Father Jude DeAngelo, university chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, march with BLM, a Marxist-led organization dedicated to dismantling the nuclear family and Christian moral teachings?
     

  4. Why did Father Jude DeAngelo, university chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, prevent prominent national right-to-life leader and activist Abby Johnson from speaking to the pro-life club on campus, prompting the resignation of its leader?
     

  5. Why would faithful Catholic parents want their children to attend Catholic University, when the activities of its leaders could prompt their children to lose their Catholic faith?
     

  6. In view of this public record of sacrilege and conduct contrary to Catholic teachings why should any faithful Catholic contribute to any financial appeal that funds Catholic University?

 

As faithful Catholics, who believe that The Catholic University of America should indeed be “faithfully Catholic,” thus we respectfully demand truthful answers to our questions and immediate corrective action by the University leadership and Trustees.

 

Please forward this petition to your personal email lists of Catholic family, friends, Knights of Columbus members, Parish Priest, leaders and donors, etc. and if you are not Catholic, please forward this petition and the accompanying article to your Catholic friends.

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