It is now open season for attacks against the Catholic Church and her clergy.
The Catholic Church is the one institution that consistently, persistently and unwaveringly speaks out against abortion and for the unborn made in His image. That makes the Church the target of the death cultists and the Left.
Two weeks ago in Brussels, Belgium, an archbishop was attacked by four enraged bare-breasted pro-abort lesbians who doused the priest with water from bottles shaped in the image of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.
Eye Bleach Alert!
The latest is an annual art school parade of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburg, PA, in which a female student, Katherine B. O’Connor, naked from the waist down, mocked the Church by dressing up as the pope, tossing condoms to bystanders, with her public hair shaved in the shape of a cross.
Andy Sheehan reports for CBS Pittsburgh, April 29, 2013, that Carnegie Mellon students say it’s freedom of expression, but the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh calls it inappropriate and disrespectful and has asked the university to take action.
“I think we all know that when we’re growing up we do stupid things but to cross over the line in this instance shouldn’t happen with anybody,” Bishop David Zubik said.
CMU issued a limp statement, saying “We are continuing our review of the incident. If our community standards or laws were violated, we will take appropriate action.”
Pictures of the female student are hard to find, but I did manage to find these. The source of the full-figure photo is embtimes.
You and I both know that no university and no one in America would ever, ever insult Islam or any other religion the way the Catholic Church is being mocked and attacked.
Update (May 10, 2013):
CBS Pittsburgh reports that in a letter to the university community released today, Carnegie Mellon University President Jared Cohon said campus police have now filed misdemeanor charges for indecent exposure against two students in the incident. The letter says:
“Final disposition of these charges will occur through the Allegheny County justice system, not through university channels. There will be no separate disciplinary action pursued through the university’s internal process.
The students took part in a campus art event and, in the case of the student who portrayed herself as the Pope, made an artistic statement which … many found … deeply offensive, the university upholds their right to create works of art and express their ideas. But, public nudity is a violation of the law and subject to appropriate action.”
Update (May 12, 2013):
The Daily Mail reports that although Carnegie Mellon University did not identify the two students, but court records show students Katherine B. O’Connor, 19, of Pittsburgh, and Robb S. Godshaw, 22, of Wilmette, Illinois, were charged by campus police with indecent exposure.