NEW: Paintings depicting George Floyd as Jesus Christ hang in both The Catholic University of America’s campus ministry office and its law school, students say.

“It is just another symptom of the liberalization and secularization of our campus."…
The university tells me that the paintings depict “the Virgin Mary supporting the body of the dead Christ”–although the artist has indicated repeatedly that his painting depicts both Floyd and Jesus.…
After The Daily Signal pressed CUA about the paintings & the university's new report on racism, a video showing university officials & campus ministry figures unveiling the painting was made private on YouTube. I have not received an explanation as to why.
The video showed Fr. Jude DeAngelo, university chaplain + director of Campus Ministry, blessing the painting with holy water + praying, “Almighty Father, we now ask you to sanctify & bless this icon which we will use in the adoration of the Blessed Mother."…
Back in February, a pro-life leader at CUA resigned from her position, saying that Fr. Jude DeAngelo (the university chaplain) “pressured” her against her “conscience” to cancel a speech by pro-life activist Abby Johnson.…
Students have also told me that the Cardinals for Life asked the CUA Treasury board for a small sum of money to pay for coffee and donuts after their Saturday prayer gatherings at the DC Planned Parenthood. This request was rejected by the CUA Treasury, students said.
CUA's @yaf chapter has started a petition to remove the paintings. Petition has 202 signatures as of 3:30 pm Tuesday.

I'm told that a gay pride flag that formerly hung in CUA's Campus Ministry is no longer there. CUA won't confirm/comment further to me on the matter (or on why they made the video of the painting's unveiling private).

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Mary Margaret Olohan

Mary Margaret Olohan Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @MaryMargOlohan

23 Nov
NEW: Fairfax County Public Schools reinstates the books “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe (highly sexually explicit comic book) & “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison (includes a convo in which an adult male recounts a sexual encounter he had with a male friend in 4th grade)
“I am satisfied that the books were selected according to FCPS regulations and are appropriate to include in libraries that serve high school students," says assistant superintendent Noel Klimenko.
Both books are recommended by the American Library Association as "Alex Award" winning books: adult books with a “special appeal” to teenagers.
Read 5 tweets
17 Nov
NEW: A new lawsuit from @AllianceDefends accuses Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine School District of addressing a 12-year-old girl using a male name and male pronouns against her parents objections. Details here:…
When the girl began experiencing “rapid onset gender dysphoria” in Dec. 2020, her parents pulled her out of school and began sending her to a mental health center that affirmed "she was really a transgender boy" and encouraged her to transition.…
The 12-year-old told her parents and the school in January that she was a transgender boy and wanted to adopt a male name and pronouns, but her parents decided that “immediately transitioning would not be in their daughter’s best interest."…
Read 5 tweets
16 Nov
Parasmia after COVID is and has been severely affecting the lives of many Americans (everything smells repulsive down to the water in their shower). But there’s shockingly little resources to turn to and medical experts don’t seem to know what to do (surprise).
Doesn’t even slightly seem like an over reaction…this would be crippling
Read 4 tweets
1 Nov
Tons of media at the Supreme Court, where a small crowd of protestors on both sides of the abortion debate are gathering. Today SCOTUS will hear two challenges to the Texas Heartbeat Act.
“Our collective liberation includes the unborn,” says Lauren Handy, a member of the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising.
“I thought we were supposed to dress up,” says one pro-abortion protestor who wrapped herself in caution tape.
Read 7 tweets
19 Oct
NEW: Fairfax County Public Schools will be administering a survey this November that asks children if they are transgender, when, how, and how often they have sex, drug and alcohol consumption, and intimate details of their family life.…
Parents have the option to opt their children out of the survey, @fcpsnews tells me. Schools are directed to give parents 30 days’ notice to opt their child out of the survey in a letter, otherwise the kids will be given the survey.…
“It is important to know how our youth view substance use in their lives and in those they interact with in the community,” a FCPS spokeswoman said, adding that the school system strives to be "proactive" in its approach.…
Read 4 tweets
19 Oct
From a Washington Post "news" story.
WaPo: "At Levine’s confirmation hearing to serve as assistant secretary for health, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tried to draw a connection between genital mutilation and transition-related care, which prompted stern rebukes from Paul’s Democratic colleagues."

The absurdity of "tried to draw a connection."
Read 4 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!