16 April 2009

"What does it profit...?"

This makes me feel sick right down to the pit of my stomach. Not so much because the presidential staff made the request (I've come to expect it from them), but because a supposedly-Catholic university complied with the request.

Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request
(CNSNews.com) - Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there. As of Wednesday afternoon, the “IHS” monogram that had previously adorned the stage at Georgetown’s Gaston Hall was still covered up--when the pediment where it had appeared was photographed by CNSNews.com. (Read the whole article)

"For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels." - St. Luke 9:25, 26