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I am commenting on:https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/12/16/controversial-artwork-twice-stolen-catholic-university?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=3df3839bde-DNU_2021_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-3df3839bde-197481033&mc_cid=3df3839bde&mc_eid=502bbb1a16A painting at Catholic University depicting Mary holding Jesus, with the latter's face resembling that of George Floyd, has been stolen.  It aroused all kinds of controversy.  When I was growing up, my father was teaching and pursuing his doctorate in physics at CUA. Many are the Saturdays I spent running around the sub-basement of the physics building while he was working.My parents were Catholics and raised us as Catholics, too. But they, and we children as a consequence, were inspired by the activist

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A painting at Catholic University depicting Mary holding Jesus, with the latter's face resembling that of George Floyd, has been stolen.  It aroused all kinds of controversy.  

When I was growing up, my father was teaching and pursuing his doctorate in physics at CUA. Many are the Saturdays I spent running around the sub-basement of the physics building while he was working.

My parents were Catholics and raised us as Catholics, too. But they, and we children as a consequence, were inspired by the activist church that emerged after Vatican ll and left the Church when all that faded. It was a heady time.  I remember in particular playing guitar at Mass and singing a song whose scriptural lyric, quoting Jesus, might well be heeded by those who find the painting in question offensive. 


"Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me."



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