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The Cultural Cleansing of Christianity

Catholic college removes statue of missionary. Ugh.

The culture war against Christianity is picking up speed. Last week came word Saint Louis University will remove a heroic-sized statue of Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet S.J. from the front of Fusz Hall, where it has stood for 60 years. The statue depicts Fr. De Smet holding aloft a crucifix as he ministers to two American Indians, one of whom is kneeling. Historically, the statue is accurate. Fr. De Smet, "Blackrobe," as he was known, was a 19th-century missionary to Indian tribes who converted thousands. A friend of Sitting Bull, he spent his last years in St. Louis. And as the mission of this Jesuit university is, presumably, to instruct the Catholic young in their faith and send them out into the world to bring the good news of Jesus Christ as Lord and savior to nonbelievers, what exactly is the problem here?
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John B said...

So, are the Jesuits going to change the name of DeSmet High School in suburban St. Louis?

Mary De Voe said...

Philosophical scalywags have indoctrinated and lobotomized anyone unfortunate enough to not know how to think for themselves, to see for themselves, that the “Blackrobe” is holding the Cross of Christ. Converting the savage saves the savage and protects the people from being scalped. Swindled out of the truth, the students and faculty do not even have a language that incorporates the concept of conversion and civilization. We can have no culture without civilization.

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