The ‘Pontifical Academy for Black Lives Matter’
The useless so-called Pontifical Academy for Life, no stranger to controversy, sent out a tweet today showing a photoshopped image of Michelangelo’s famous Pietà sculpture — Our Lady on Mount Calvary holding the Body of her Divine Son after It was taken down from the Cross — with the skin color of the Body of Our Lord changed to black:
The caption provided by the Vatican academy is: “An image that is worth a speech.” The actual tweet can be accessed here.
Let’s be clear: Of course our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ redeemed the entire human race, people of any and all colors. Consequently, His Church is truly universal, embracing all people with equal solicitude, regardless of their physical characteristics. Pope Pius XI wrote in his encyclical condemning the German National Socialists (Nazis): “The Church founded by the Redeemer is one, the same for all races and all nations” (Encyclical Mit Brennender Sorge, n. 18). Furthermore, the natural origin of all members of the human race can ultimately be traced back to the same two parents: Adam and Eve.
What is very wrong, however — in fact, a sacrilege — is to take this holy image of the Pietà and hijack it to promote the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement. Although the tweet in question says nothing about that political group, it is obvious that that is the intended allusion, given the context of recent events and the political climate in the Vatican.
But then, that is how Liberation Theology works, which is experiencing a veritable renascence under Bergoglio, who is the Vatican’s Marxist-in-Chief.
Image source: twitter.com (screenshot)
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