Skip to comments.Letter to [Notre Dame] Campus Regarding Columbus Murals [from Jenkins]
Posted on 01/21/2019 6:50:17 PM PST by marshmallow
January 20, 2019
Feast of Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross
Dear Members of the Notre Dame Community,
As we celebrate the feast of Fr. Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Walk the Walk Week at Notre Dame, I write to let you know of a recent decision.
The murals by Luigi Gregori that adorn the ceremonial entrance to Notre Dames Main Building depict the life and exploration of Christopher Columbus. Painted in 1882-84, not long after a devastating fire and reconstruction of the Main Building, they reflect the attitudes of the time and were intended as a didactic presentation, responding to cultural challenges for the schools largely immigrant, Catholic population. In recent years, however, many have come to see the murals as at best blind to the consequences of Columbuss voyage for the indigenous peoples who inhabited this new world and at worst demeaning toward them.
In recent years I have heard from students, alumni, faculty, staff, representatives of the Native American community, and others on this complex topic. I have decided, after consultation with the Universitys Board of Fellows, on a course that will preserve the murals, but will not display them regularly in their current location.
Gregori painted the murals directly on to the plaster of the walls, and so any attempt to move them would damage and likely destroy the works. Since the 1990s, a brochure has been provided that explains to viewers the context of the murals composition and some of the historical reality of the events depicted. However, because the second-floor hall of the Main Building is a busy throughway for visitors and members of the University community, it is not well suited for a........
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I suggest new artwork to be displayed. This fool at Notre Dame would likely enjoy Piss Christ, and the Virgin Mary covered in dung. Both include displays of Catholicism which would resonate with the liberal idiots he’s taking advice from.
More proof that Catholics are not Christian.
“...the consequences of Columbuss voyage for the indigenous peoples who inhabited this new world...”
Columbus didn’t discover America he never set foot in North America. During four separate trips that started with the one in 1492, Columbus landed on various Caribbean islands that are now the Bahamas as well as the island later called Hispaniola. He also explored the Central and South American coasts
This is a disgusting perversion of academia and all that it stands for.
American Colleges and Universities are infested with Liberal lunatics.
Nothing changes until Alumni stop funding the nonsense.
What a gutless wimp.
You are so correct. Just like President Obama was proof that Americans weren’t patriots or individualists.
This sounds made up out of thin air.
If a scintilla of justice exists in this Jenkins clown, he will take steps to immediately close Notre Dame and give all the land it owns to some indigenous people.
Sad to see....And cause's me to not come around much...anymore.
This sounds like a random bunch of words desperately looking for some complete thought floating in the same ether.
Notre Dame hasn't been Catholic for at least a decade, probably much longer than that.
I s'pect there are many Catholics who hold to the Christian tradition of the Good News. Likely the percent of Christians in the Catholic universe compares favorably with any "Christian" persuasion.
Knights of Columbus take one in the nuts. Oh, well. Paint is on sale at Wal-Mart. I would suggest the eggshell off white.
Never forget that Jenkins was the man who invited Obama, the ardent pro abortionist, not only to give the Notre Dame commencement address but conferred on this vile monster an honorary Doctorate of Laws. That is all you need to know about Jenkins and Notre Dame. Since the Obama visit, Notre Dame has been a cursed place. When the great post “Pope” Francis Catholic reckoning comes, the Catholics themselves will deal with Jenkins and his ilk.
Well said, allendale.
Jenkens is the opposite of Thomas Beckett. Rather that accept the ridicule of Politically Correct Beasts, he cowers in his cathedral and makes peace with the Beasts.
In this way he allows the Catholic Church to be devoured by the Beasts. Another traitor like Frankie.
Hmmmm - all knowledge that can be taught is built upon the historical gaining and adding and extrapolation of knowledge - if they do away with/cover up enough history, they will have nothing to teach.
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