Posts Tagged ‘Black Lives Matter’

Statues of California saint need to be moved Comments 0

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gómez has warned that statues of St Junipero Serra, the “Apostle of California”, will need to be relocated to protect them from desecration. One statue, in San Francisco, has already been toppled. As the church prepares to celebrate his feast day tomorrow, the Archbishop asked Catholics to invoke the intercession of Read more

Who is St Junipero Serra and why are California protesters toppling his statues? Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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As protesters on Friday toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, leaders of another California city had already announced plans to remove a statue of the Catholic saint near their city hall. And by Saturday afternoon another Serra statue was toppled at Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles. “Pull Read more

Light-skinned Jesus statues are white supremacist Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Statues showing a light-skinned Jesus should be be pulled down, says US man Shaun King. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been,” King, 40, tweeted on Monday over the movement to topple monuments. He then extended his demands to include “all murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European Read more

Vandals deface Black Madonna mosaic in Netherlands Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Vandals have defaced a Black Madonna mosaic representing Our Lady of Częstochowa in the southern-Netherlands’ city of Breda. They also daubed the letters “BLM” beneath it. Breda’s mayor, Paul Depla, says the incident is “particularly sad for the Polish community, for which the monument is of great value”. The image of Our Lady of Częstochowa Read more

A love letter to New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

An African American actor who is in New Zealand has penned a column in the New Zealand Herald which he calls his Love Letter to New Zealand. “This is my love letter to New Zealand for all you’ve done for me after escaping a country that made me feel like a natural-born refugee and becoming Read more

St Patrick’s parish apologises for signboard notice Comments 0

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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The Pastoral Council for the Wairarapa Catholic Parish has issued a formal apology for the All Lives Matter sign displayed outside St. Patrick’s Church last week. It attracted coverage from every major media outlet in New Zealand. “St Patrick’s Church Masterton and the Pastoral Council of the Catholic Parish of Wairarapa sincerely apologise for the Read more

Coster: Racism important issue for future of New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The commissioner of police, Andrew Coster thinks racism was one of the most important issues for the future of New Zealand. He said this when speaking at a vigil for George Floyd which was held at St Peter’s Church in Willis St, Wellington on Wednesday. “The events that led to the death of George Floyd Read more

Cardinal Dew: A church should not be politicised Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Cardinal John Dew the Archbishop of Wellington says the All Lives Matter sign was put up on the message board outside St Patrick’s church in Masterton without the knowledge of the parish priest who was away on leave. “As Archbishop for the diocese, I do not support the placement of that sign. It should not Read more

All lives do not matter until Black lives matter Comments 0

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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A Catholic church in Masterton has come under fire for displaying the controversial slogan all lives matter on its message board. A Twitter user posted a photo of the slogan on social media, saying it was “pretty disgusting.” “All lives do not matter until black lives matter. All lives do not matter until brown lives Read more

Diocese to meet with Marist College about Black Lives Matter posters Comments 0

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Auckland will meet with Marist College families after teachers tore down Black Lives Matter posters at the school. Principal Raechelle Taulu said the Diocese, who own Marist, will mediate a meeting with those who have raised issues. She said, at a meeting of the Board of Trustees and senior management last Read more